US Steel Blast Furnace ‘Saved’ by Trump Now Idled on UAW Strike

(Bloomberg) — US Steel Corp. is idling an Illinois blast furnace that Donald Trump visited as part of his self-proclaimed “rescue” of the American steel industry five years ago, as it moves to balance production levels against the demand impact from customers affected by the United Auto Workers strike.

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The Pittsburgh-based company said it decided to temporarily idle blast furnace “B” at its Granite City Works plant to ensure steel output is balanced with its…

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