Category Archives: Suppliers

U.S. Steel Canada files for creditor protection

The former Stelco, now a division of U.S. Steel, is in trouble. Creditor protection is the “only option”. This, on the same day as another article proclaims “Canada’s manufacturing sector posted record sales for July and topped expectations as it … Continue reading

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US Steel FAQ

The Hamilton Spectator has this handy article Questions and answers on the shutdown of the former Stelco plants

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Canada lobbies Congress over Buy America

From the Hamilton Spectator (as a steel town newspaper, hardly a bystander in this arena), dated June 9th, 2009 Canada is launching a full court press in the U.S. Congress today against the Buy American provisions in the federal stimulus … Continue reading

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USWA leader hurting Canadians

Keeping the issue of U.S. Steel alive, the Hamilton Spectator published this letter to the editor today. An interesting aspect of the problem I hadn’t considered before. U.S. Steel bought Stelco and made record profits last year. Then the Americans … Continue reading

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U.S. Steel, feds still at odds

I’d let this issue slip to the back of my mind, but re-reading a fellow steel bloggers recent postings brought it back to mind. It seems the national media have forgotten about this story, but in Hamilton it’s still in … Continue reading

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Canada warns U.S. Steel about temporary shutdown

When US Steel announced that the former Stelco plant in Hamilton would be shut down “temporarily”, a lot of people were upset and called for action. This seems to be the first step in the action. From the Canadian Press, … Continue reading

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U. S. Steel seeks cause of belching blast furnace

St. Catharines StandardU. S. Steel Canada is apologetic about its blast furnace belching smoke and coke dust into the air over Hamilton four times in little more than a month. Spokesman Trevor Harris says the multinational steelmaker that took over … Continue reading

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Union has new look at AK Steel

Here is some year-end followup to a story we covered a fair bit while it was on, the AK steel strike. The Enquirer (Cincinatti)The union that represents workers at AK Steel’s Middletown Works is, like the company itself, leaner and … Continue reading

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The end of Stelco, the end of an era

And then there were none. U. S. Steel Canada Inc., formerly Stelco Inc., today announced the completion of the arrangement involving the acquisition by a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation of all of Stelco Inc.’s outstanding common shares.

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Another one bites the dust – Stelco sold

So Stelco has been sold. The last Canadian owned steel mill is gone. From the Stelco web site: PITTSBURGH and HAMILTON, ON, Aug. 26, 2007 — United States Steel Corporation and Stelco Inc., announced today that they have entered into … Continue reading

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