March 4, 2009

U.S. Steel to lay off 1,500 in Ontario, Canada

U.S. Steel Corp. announced Tuesday that it would further scale back operations, affecting about 1,500 workers.

In the next month, the Pittsburgh-based company (NYSE: X) will idle its finishing and coking operations at Hamilton Works and the steelmaking and finishing operations at Lake Erie Works, both in Ontario. Coking production, the baking of coal to create the steel ingredient coke, will continue at Lake Erie Works, the company said.

U.S. Steel will continue to concentrate production at its Mon Valley Works outside of Pittsburgh; Gary Works in Gary, Ind.; and Fairfield Works near Birmingham, Ala., the company said.

Source: Dayton Business Journal


  1. is this the last of the Layoffs in Hamilton. thanks ken.

    Comment by ann — March 9, 2009 @ 12:34 pm | Reply

  2. us steel laid off 24 from casting 38 from q-bop 14 from blast furnance friday 3-13-09. 24 from caster has more seniority and still got laid off. us steel violated its basic labor agreement by laying off senior union members.

    Comment by fairfield — March 15, 2009 @ 8:55 am | Reply

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