NEW YORK The city of
Welland, Ontario, has issued five permits to JMC Steel Group
Inc. subsidiary Energex Tube to demolish various former
Lakeside Steel Inc. facilities.
The buildings to be demolished
are listed as a machine shop, electric-weld mill, stores,
16-inch mill, seamless and cold-drawn mills, and a 2- to 8-inch
finishing and former continuous-weld mills. The total area
slated for demolition totals 404,000 square feet, the city
"It is expected that demolition
will be commencing immediately," it added.
Chicago-based JMC bought
Lakeside Steel last year and rolled it into its Energex Tube
division (amm.com, April 4), later laying off 94
workers as city officials said the company was considering
permanent closures at the location (amm.com, Dec.
Energex Tube continues to
operate a stretch reduction mill at Welland.
"The stretch reduction mill is
pretty much running flat out. Thats what is keeping the
plant open, basically," Canadian Auto Workers union national
representative Doug Orr told AMM.
A company spokesman confirmed
that the Welland plant was still operational.