U.S. Steel has restarted its No. 1 blast furnace at Edgar Thomson, part of Mon Valley Works. The furnace was idled on April 30 along with the Gary Works No. 6 furnace.
Said U.S. Steel spokesperson Meghan Cox: “As we continue to navigate business conditions during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we are adjusting to changing market conditions by utilizing the flexibility afforded by our banked blast furnaces. We may intermittently bring blast furnaces up or down to accommodate changes in our order book.
“Edgar Thomson #1 blast furnace was restarted to provide for volume requirements, but we continue to evaluate and adjust based on customer demand.”
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