AK Steel Dearborn Works permanently closing hot strip mill, annealing, tempering operations

343 workers affected

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DEARBORN, Mich. – The hot strip mill, as well as annealing and tempering operations at the AK Steel Dearborn Works plant are being permanently shut down, the parent company Cleveland-Cliffs announced this month.

A statement from the company says 343 employees will be affected by the shutdown, which will start July 5.

“Due to rapidly deteriorating business conditions, Cleveland-Cliffs has made the difficult decision to permanently shut down the hot strip mill, annealing, and tempering operations at the AK Steel Dearborn Works, located at 4001 Miller Road in Dearborn, Michigan,” reads the WARN Act Notice statement released May 1.

According to a report, AK Steel is set to move the Dearborn slab rolling to its mill in Middletown, Ohio.

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