U.S. Steel to restart second Granite City furnace, hire 300 workers

11 june 2018

United States Steel Corp. said Wednesday it will restart the second of two blast furnaces at its Granite City Works in Granite City, Illinois.

The company will hire around 300 new employees for the restart of blast furnace “A” that will support increased shipments beginning in the fourth quarter. In March, U.S. Steel announced the restart of Granite City Works’ blast furnace “B” and steelmaking operations that brought back 500 positions, filled by new and returning employees. The restart of blast furnace “B” is in progress.

“We are excited to announce that after the restart of the “A” blast furnace on or around October 1, all of the steelmaking operations at Granite City will be back on line, helping us meet an increased demand for American-made steel that has only grown since our March announcement,” said U. S. Steel President and CEO David Burritt.


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