USS’ Great Lakes Works declares force majeure

Apr 11, 2014 | 06:19 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  U.S. Steel, Great Lakes Works, force majeure, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — U.S. Steel Corp. has declared force majeure on shipments from its Great Lakes Works in Ecorse, Mich., due to a number of unanticipated events, it said in a letter to its automotive contract customers.

U.S. Steel confirmed the force majeure declaration, but did not provide additional comment.

"U.S. Steel is making every reasonable effort to limit this temporary disruption of production at its Great Lakes Works," the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker said in the April 9 letter. "However, it is possible these force majeure events may result in a temporary disruption in the supply of steel to our customers."....

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