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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

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