European steelmaker idles aluminizing line in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A Luxembourg-based steelmaker has shut down its aluminizing line along the Indiana Harbor in East Chicago. ArcelorMittal had been planning for more than a year to idle the No. 1 Aluminizing Line in the West Side No. 2 Sheet Mill, formerly the LTV steel mill, and to shift...

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A Luxembourg-based steelmaker has shut down its aluminizing line along the Indiana Harbor in East Chicago.

ArcelorMittal had been planning for more than a year to idle the No. 1 Aluminizing Line in the West Side No. 2 Sheet Mill, formerly the LTV steel mill, and to shift production to its newer plant in Alabama.

About 60 to 80 employees worked in the aluminizing line at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor West. But no one lost their jobs because the company restarted the galvanizing line in the No. 2 Sheet Mill in East Chicago.

The (Munster) Times (http://bit.ly/1KK9KsR ) reports that the idling of the company's No. 1 Aluminizing Line was originally expected to happen in December 2015.

The company could idle additional finishing lines at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com

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