U. S. Steel reopening part of Hamilton plant in May
New life is coming back to part of U. S. Steel’s Hamilton operation.
The company has confirmed it will restart its #3 galvanizing line at the former Stelco plant by the middle of the second quarter of this year – sometime in May.
The move means some of the roughly 250 workers who have been fearing a lay off notice at the end of April will stay employed.
U. S. Steel spokesman Trevor Harris said the decision has been driven by demand from customers in the construction and appliance industries.
“It means a lot of those people are going to have gainful employment after their six month guarantee,” Harris said. “We’re not talking about hundreds of people, but there will be work.”
As for the rest of the Hamilton steel making operation, Harris said there are no current plans to restart the blast furnace.
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