Republic Steel to produce pig iron at mill in Lorain

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 13:59:15-04

Republic Steel and ERP Iron Ore, LLC have signed a joint venture agreement to produce pig iron at Republic’s steel mill in Lorain. 

The mill is expected to produce up to one million net tons of pig iron per annum. 

Last year, Republic Steel announced that it was laying off 200 workers at its Lorain location. 

The company said the layoffs were the result of a temporary idle at the plant due to a negative economic forecast.