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Sparrows Point Union Head Angered Over Sale Report

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 8:10am

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A union official representing steelworkers at the shuttered Sparrows Point steel mill is reacting angrily to reports key mill equipment has been sold.

Joe Rosel, president of a United Steelworkers local in Sparrows Point, says no one will want to buy the plant without the cold mill equipment. Rosel vowed to organize a rally and said union officials would talk with state officials to see if the new owners can be forced to find an operator. Rosel says the union has been working with an investment firm to find potential operators.

The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/12n0gcJ) and a trade publication reported Wednesday that the equipment had been sold for spare parts to another steelmaker.

A federal bankruptcy judge approved the mill's sale earlier this year to industrial liquidator Hilco Industrial.

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