Dofasco and Arcelor Plan to Advance North American Automotive Sector Strategy
April 29, 2004
Dofasco Inc. (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) has been working with Arcelor of Luxembourg to evaluate the joint construction and operation of a greenfield automotive galvanizing line in the U.S. The two companies are in the final stages of site evaluation to locate a new facility that would serve key automotive customers and supply the growing automotive industry in the Southern U.S. To proceed, the proposal will have to meet the respective criteria of each company and will be subject to final approval by both companies. The facility will be capable of producing 500,000 tons per year of galvanized steel for the automotive industry, primarily exposed galvanized products.