NEW YORK Gallatin Steel
Co. has shut down its cut-to-length line in Ghent, Ky., and
will use it as an inspection line for its flat-rolled products,
a company spokeswoman confirmed Monday.
The Ghent-based flat-rolled
steel producer wound down its cut-to-length operations at the
end of November, she said.
"Its just looking for
better ways to serve our customers. The new inspection line is
the best way to do that," she said, adding that the company has
transferred the seven affected employees to other areas of its
Gallatin, a joint venture
between ArcelorMittal USA Inc. and Gerdau Long Steel North
America, has an annual capacity of 1.4 million tons of hot
bands, according to the companys website.