Statement re: ArcelorMittal Steelton operations

03.03.2017

The following statement can be attributed to an ArcelorMittal spokesperson:

  • Throughout the second half of 2016, ArcelorMittal Steelton worked to align employment levels with market demand by capturing natural attrition, reducing crews and shortening work weeks in order to maximize workforce productivity and the long-term sustainability for the facility. 
  • However, following recent discussions with the United Steelworkers (USW), ArcelorMittal Steelton will move forward with plans to reduce the melt shop’s crews from two to one crew per day for an indefinite period of time and operate the shop on a steady single shift schedule. The action will result in approximately 85 layoffs at the facility. These layoffs are in addition to 27 employees, all with less than two years of service, who have been on extended layoff since September 2016. 
  • This was a difficult decision to make, but it is necessary to align ArcelorMittal Steelton employment levels with market demand.
  • ArcelorMittal appreciates the professionalism and dedication of our Steelton employees. We will continue to work with the USW to minimize the impact on our employees and their families. 

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks. 

Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and well-being of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.

For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world from railways to cars and washing machines. We are actively researching and producing steel-based technologies and solutions that make many of the products and components people use in their everyday lives more energy efficient. 

We are one of the world’s five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal. With a geographically diversified portfolio of iron ore and coal assets, we are strategically positioned to serve our network of steel plants and the external global market. While our steel operations are important customers, our supply to the external market is increasing as we grow. 

In 2016, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $56.8 billion and crude steel production of 90.8 million metric tons, while own iron ore production reached 55.2 million metric tons. ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

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