Mittal Steel USA names merged facilities
Chicago, IL— Mittal Steel
USA, which was formed on April 15 by combining the former operations
of Ispat Inland Inc. and International Steel Group, has settled
upon names for its locations across the U.S.
The company is part of Mittal
Steel Co., based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, which became the
largest steelmaker in the world and the largest in North America
as well, with its acquisition of ISG.
“There are many decisions
to be made as we integrate the operations of these two successful
companies to make the whole even more effective,” said Louis
L. Schorsch, chief executive officer of Mittal Steel USA.
“While location names are
a very small piece of the integration, they are important to the
people who work in the locations and the communities where they
Mittal Steel USA, Hennepin — This finishing plant
can produce 1.5 million tons of cold- rolled and coated products
for capital equipment, appliance, automotive, and other markets.
Mittal Steel North America —
Although based in downtown Chicago, this group markets bar products
from U.S. and other Mittal Steel operations throughout North America.
Mittal Steel USA, Riverdale —
This plant produces high-carbon and alloy steels, using a compact
strip production facility — consisting of a ladle metallurgy
facility and continuous thin slab caster/hot strip mill complex.
Mittal Steel USA, Burns Harbor — The one-time
flagship of Bethlehem Steel Corp. is the newest integrated steel
plant in the U.S. The plant is capable of producing 4.7 million
tons of flat-rolled sheet.
Mittal Steel USA, Burns Harbor
Plate — Based on the same tract as the sheet operations
are two plate mills capable of producing 1 million tons annually
for a variety of plate customers. Heat-treating operations in
nearby Gary, Indiana, also are part of this unit.
Mittal Steel USA, Indiana Harbor
— The company is combining two large integrated steel plants
into the nation’s largest steelmaking location, in East
Chicago. Indiana Integrated steelmakers produce iron from ore,
then refine it into steel. The plant covers 3,100 acres and has
the capacity to produce about 10 million tons of flat-rolled sheet
Mittal Steel USA, Indiana Harbor
Bar Products — Situated within the Indiana Harbor complex,
this electric furnace-based operation can produce 800,000 tons
annually of special quality bars and alloy bars used mostly in
Mittal Steel USA, Sparrows Point — This is the
only fully integrated steel plant in the U.S. with direct ocean
access. The plant has capacity for 3.9 million tons annually,
producing hot- and cold-rolled sheets, with coatings of zinc,
aluminum or tin.
Mittal Steel USA, Minorca Mine — This iron ore
mine can produce 2.8 million tons of fluxed taconite pellets each
year for smelting in the company’s blast furnaces.
Mittal Steel USA, Lackawanna — This plant is a
finishing and coating operation for sheet steel, capable of processing
700,000 tons annually.
Mittal Steel USA, Newton — This plant provides
manufacturers with a wide range of plate-burning capabilities.
Mittal Steel USA, Cleveland — Integrated steelmaking
operations can produce 3.8 million tons of hot- and cold-rolled
sheet annually for automotive, appliance, service center, construction
and converter markets.
Mittal Steel USA, Columbus —
This finishing plant includes a hot-dip galvanizing line capable
of coating 40,000 tons of flat-rolled sheet monthly and a slitter
that can process 15,000 tons a month.
Mittal Steel USA, Warren —
Batteries in Warren, Ohio, produce coke that is used in the ironmaking
process, primarily in Cleveland. The plant can make 550,000 tons
annually of the material, a form of baked coal that is the primary
source of energy in blast furnaces.
Mittal Steel USA, Coatesville — This plant produces
plate products from scrap in an electric furnace. Capacity is
about 900,000 tons annually at the 970-acre plant.
Mittal Steel USA, Conshohocken
— This 70-acre plant can produce 500,000 tons annually for
a number of markets, and is the largest supplier of armored plate
to the U.S. military.
Mittal Steel USA, Steelton —
The plant is capable of producing 1 million tons of steel annually,
which it forms into railroad rails, specialty blooms and flat
Mittal Steel USA, Georgetown — Using scrap and
an electric furnace, the plant can produce 1 million tons of steel
and 750,000 tons of wire rod annually.
Mittal Steel USA, Weirton — This integrated steelmaking
plant can make 3 million tons of steel annually. The plant’s
hot- and cold-rolled, galvanized and tin-plated products are used
in containers, construction, service centers and automotive and
Trinidad and Tobago
Mittal Steel USA, Trinidad — This plant in the
Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago produces hot briquetted
iron with annual capacity of 550,000 tons.