Steel producer ArcelorMittal plans to indefinitely lay off 978 workers from a northwestern Indiana plant.
world’s largest steel maker said it will stop iron-producing operations
at its Indiana Harbor West mill until market conditions improve.
Another blast furnace at Burns Harbor will remain in operation.
ArcelorMittal blamed the “extraordinary economic environment” for the
decision. The company said production will resume when market
United Steelworkers District 7 Director Jim
Robinson told The Times of Munster that the company and the union would
begin talks to minimize the layoffs.