U.S. Steel Closes Down Last Coke Plant at Gary Works

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U.S. Steel said yesterday that it plans to close its Gary Works coke plant in Gary, Ind., in May, displacing about 300 workers. It will mark the end of a coke-making era at the steel plant that once operated several coke batteries.

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U.S. Steel spokeswoman Courtney Boone said the company notified United Steelworkers of America officials on Wednesday of the permanent shutdown. She said it was a strategic decision based on market conditions and the company’s long-term coke strategy.

 

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