Arcelor Mittal to Invest in Steelton Plant
Arcelor Mittal Long Carbon North America has approved several capital investment projects at its Steelton, Pa., plant. The projects center on the installation of electro-magnetic stirring (EMS) at the bloom caster, which will help improve the cast steel’s internal properties. The company also plans an upgrade to the in-line head-hardening unit for the manufacture of premium rail. The upgrades will be completed in 2007.

According to Arcelor Mittal, the projects will help improve the quality of continuous-cast blooms and will enhance the properties of its rail products. The Steelton plant produces 1 million tons of steel per year, with products ranging from high-quality rails, specialty ingots and blooms to bars for the railroad, forging and machinery markets.