June 2005
Metal Center News;Jun2005, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p84
Trade Publication
The article reports that Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has permanently idled its No. 1 Blast Furnace on May 5, 2005. The shutdown ended more than 100 years of service by one of the oldest blast furnaces running in the United States. The shutdown comes as the company transforms itself into a steelmaker that uses both integrated and electric arc furnace (EAF) technology. Its Consteel furnace produced its first heat in November 2004. Hot metal charging was introduced into the furnace in April 2005, making it the only EAF in the western hemisphere to adopt this practice.


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