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Evraz NA Changes Contractor for Pueblo Rail Mill

Evraz North America (NA) is transitioning to a new general contractor for its rail mill under construction in Pueblo, Colo.

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“Construction will continue with a new general contractor in place to ensure the overall safety, quality, and timeliness of the project,” Evraz NA SVP David Ferryman said in a statement.

“The work is not going away, and no EVRAZ NA employees are being let go as a result of this change,” he continued. “We look forward to retaining many of the project’s current subcontractors as we work to complete the project.”

According to a report from local radio station KRDO 13, approximately 660 contract workers have lost their jobs, effective immediately. Evraz NA has parted ways with Wanzek Construction Inc., the company hired to build the state-of-the-art solar-powered steel mill expansion, the report said.

“We’re confident that these changes will help us to successfully complete the rail mill project, allowing us to best serve our workforce, our customers, and the Pueblo, Colo., community for many years to come,” Ferryman said.  

Evraz NA in July 2021 broke ground on the $500-million rail mill, which is slated to be finished in 2023.

The company, part of Evraz Group SA, put its North American operations up for sale in August of last year.

By Ethan Bernard,

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