ArcelorMittal furnace outage will start in June: Schorsch

May 09, 2014 | 02:23 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  ArcelorMittal, maintenance outage, Indiana Harbor, blast furnace, No. 7, reline, Louis L. Schorsch, slabs Great Lakes

CHICAGO — ArcelorMittal SA planned maintenance outage to reline the No. 7 blast furnace at its Indiana Harbor complex in East Chicago, Ind., will commence in June, a company executive confirmed.

Shipments aren’t expected to be impacted as a result of the project, which the Luxembourg-based steelmaker has been planning for several years, Louis L. Schorsch, chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal’s Americas division, said during a quarterly earnings conference call May 9. That’s because ArcelorMittal has built an inventory of slabs to compensate for the lost....

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