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Acquisition of ArcelorMittal Georgetown Facility Delayed

Written by Sandy Williams

ArcelorMittal’s Georgetown steel mill may see new life under prospective owner Liberty House Group. A tentative deal has been reached with UK-based Liberty House to purchase the shuttered wire rod facility, but a completed purchase agreement has not been signed.

ArcelorMittal is working to reach a successful conclusion to the sale of the Georgetown facility, said an ArcelorMittal spokesperson, but the closing is on hold while Liberty seeks tax and other economic concessions from state officials.

“We want to have state incentives in place prior to the closing,” Gordon Spelich, a consultant with Liberty House Group, told the Georgetown Times.

ArcelorMittal shut down the Georgetown wire rod facility in May 2015 due to significant losses attributed to competition from foreign imports. During its active years, Georgetown produced 300,000 tons of product annually and employed more than 200 full-time workers.

The purchase would be Liberty House’s first steel mill acquisition in the United States.

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