Nov 27, 2008

Wind powers ArcelorMittal Steel Mill in Gary

November 27th, 2008
(Merrillville) Post-Tribune
By Gitte Laasby, Post-Tribune staff writer GARY - For the past year, 220 workers at ArcelorMittal's plate mill in Gary have been the best-kept secret in Northwest Indiana. To them, "green jobs" is more than a catch phrase in a presidential election campaign. It's food on the table every day. Nearly a year ago to the day, the workers rolled their first slab of plate steel at the Gary mill formerly owned by U.S. Steel. ArcelorMittal spent $35 million to revamp and reopen the plant, allowing the company to meet increasing demand from the energy market. Much of the steel is used for windmills, and demand is growing.

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Article courtesy of Reggie Greenwood, Director of Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation.