USS’ Great Lakes Works gears up for restart

Apr 30, 2014 | 02:21 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  U.S. Steel, Mario Longhi, Great Lakes Works, Gary Works, Great Lakes, steelmaking, iron ore, shipment delays force majeure

PITTSBURGH — U.S. Steel Corp. expects its operations to be back on track as it exits the second quarter, the company’s top executive said, referring to its Great Lakes Works in Ecorse, Mich., and its Gary (Ind.) Works.

"We are expecting to restart Great Lakes 10 days from now, or something like that. And Gary is coming back to life. It’s still tight, the supply of materials, so we’re monitoring that closely," U.S. Steel president and chief executive officer Mario Longhi said during a conference call April 30. "We do believe that our operational difficulties will be behind us as we exit the second quarter."

With Great Lakes Works’ steelmaking operations down, U.S. Steel has brought in slabs from other plants to feed the Michigan facility’s finishing operations, he said, confirming market speculation.....

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