ArcelorMittal to idle East Chicago blast furnaces, lay off workers

Thursday, 09 April 2020 21:41:39 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

ArcelorMittal plans to lay off steelworkers at the company’s Indiana Harbor steel mill in East Chicago, Indiana, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to local news reports.

The company reportedly notified the United Steelworkers union this week that it will idle the Indiana Harbor #3 blast furnace and the Indiana Harbor #4 blast furnace in East Chicago, along with the Cleveland #6 blast furnace. The company will continue operating its other four blast furnaces located in the US.

The company did not disclose how many workers would be affected.

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