Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) has temporarily idled the No. 5 tin line at its Gary Works facility. Spokesperson Amanda Malkowski told our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana on Tuesday the move was made due to market conditions.
Malkowski said the company’s other in operations will “continue to operate in line with customer demand.” She says the employees affected by the move have been shifted to other areas at Gary Works and no layoffs have been made.
The idling of the tin line is the latest in U.S. Steel’s efforts to scale back its tin-making operations, according to the publication. The steelmaker idled the East Chicago Tin finishing plant near Indiana Harbor Works in 2015. It was brought back online in less than a year, but then was idled indefinitely in 2019.
Malkowski says the company plans to bring the No. 5 tin line back online “when market conditions allow.”
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