Acero Junction to restart Mingo EAF in Ohio

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 20:25:27 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

Frontier subsidiary Mingo Junction Steel Works purchased a large area in Jefferson County, Ohio for $20 million for the Mingo mill when RG Steel filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Since then the project grew to the redevelopment of previous power plants and steel works sites around the region. With the proximity to the Ohio River, the barge and rail access have been important to the growth of the region, especially, restarting steelworks facilities.

While some of the Mingo facility has been razed and sold for scrap, the hot strip mill and electric arc furnace were sold by Frontier to the Acero Junction group. Acero Junction, Inc. purchased the Mingo Junction mill in 2016 and presently employs 115 people at the rolling mill. Since 2017, prior to tariff protections enacted, county economic development documents show plans for the electric arc furnace to restart in 2018.

With the Trump Administration’s Section 232 tariffs against foreign steel, Acero Junction Inc is solidifying plans to restart the electric-arc furnace (EAF) at its steel mill in Mingo Junction, Ohio by mid-2018.

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