US Steel refused to upgrade to the latest technology and dug their own grave. They’re going to start up a blast furnace for 500 union jobs? Pitiful.
Freekin start from the top in technology, and try to catch up. Probably too late, but this isn’t about trade, this is about the stupidity of the American steel industry.
Unions killed American Steel.
US Steel ? Deep State thugs posing as an corporation.
The shale revolution and abundant natural gas allow for direct reduction iron production that is probably more economical than blast furnace production.
Bethlehem Steel was the worst. Held on to inefficient outdated open hearth furnaces, and one of the last to implement continuous casting technology.