BURNS HARBOR – Arcelor Mittal has completed a $60 million upgrade of its 160-inch plate mill at Burns Harbor. The new heat-treat line will help make the mill a leader in steel production, said John Mengel, chief operating officer.
With the upgrade, steel can be produced quicker and with higher quality, said Mengel. The project included a new level, which will reduce the stress on the steel as it’s made.
The project took nine months to complete. The 160-inch plate mill was the first mill to begin production at the former Bethlehem plant when it opened 50 years ago.