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Steel News May 23, 2022 09:00:23 PM

BlueScope Steel's Expanded North Star Facility to Boost Output

Paul Ploumis
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The expansion has boosted production and created additional jobs.

BlueScope Steel's Expanded North Star Facility to Boost Output

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): BlueScope Steel held a ceremony at its North Star facility in Delta, Ohio to mark the plant’s $700 million expansion. The ceremony unveiled a large, framed photo of the mini-mill.

The expansion has boosted production and created additional jobs. As per estimates, the expansion has created more than 100 new jobs. In addition, it will boost the facility’s hot rolled coil production by 850,000 metric tonnes per annum. The company said that it plans to make the first slab off the new caster.

 

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The company managed to run through the build, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, said Doug Lange, President, North Star. It took tremendous amount of coordination to build a steel mill in the middle of another mill, he noted. Furthermore, he thanked the State of Ohio, Fulton County, the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, Jobs Ohio, the local community and North Star’s team members for their support and efforts.

Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted highlighted the reassurances from the State of Ohio and local economic development officials, particularly regarding energy. He appreciated the collaboration between the company and the state officials in sorting out all the issues and ensuring timely completion of the project.

 

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