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JSW Steel - 1,000 Will Work at Mingo Junction Plant

Steel News - Published on Fri, 14 Dec 2018

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The Intelligencer reported that a recently refired steel mill in Mingo Junction will employ 1,000 people as the company that purchased it earlier this years pumps USD 500 million into the plant. Mr Pete Vojvodich, vice president of human resources and safety for JSW Steel USA, was the guest speaker at the Jefferson County Port Authority’s annual meeting at Froehlich’s Classic Corner. He said the electric arc furnace at the facility is operating and there are plans to resume running the caster.

Vojvodich said JSW Steel USA also is investing USD 500 million in its Baytown, Texas, plant, which will have a USD 4.8 billion economic impact on that community. He expects there will be a similar impact in this area.

He said what JSW is doing in Baytown encouraged John Hritz, JSW Steel USA’s chief executive officer, to invest in the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh steel mill in Mingo Junction. India-based JSW purchased the Mingo Junction mill earlier this year from Acero Junction.

Mr Vojvodich said JSW has purchased additional parcels of property from Frontier Industries, which bought the former plant in 2016, and the company is “hungry” for more property. He said that “This will be a large facility adding equipment will be added to guarantee the quality of the steel products.”

He said JSW is finding it difficult to find qualified employees. He said a generation of steelworkers has been lost because of plant closings.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Fri, 14 Dec 2018
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