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Warren Steel Holdings demolishing unwanted buildings

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WARREN, Ohio -

Now that a Warren company is making steel again, it plans to shed some excess weight.  Warren Steel Holdings announced that it has embarked on a revitalization project that will result in all unused, non-essential buildings being torn down.

A company statement says it will take environmental and its economic interests into account as it processes and melts all usable scrap metal for use in the manufacture of its products. Company officials say they will utilize responsible methods to dispose all non-usable materials. Once the project is complete in one or two years, only buildings that host a critical function of WSH operations will remain.

“By tearing down all non-functional, dilapidated buildings and recycling the steel scrap we are able to effectively accomplish both objectives."said John Scheel, Vice President of WSH. "We look forward to operating a leaner, more aesthetically pleasing site that better reflects the next chapter in WSH's history.”

The production lines at the last standing steel mill in Trumbull County had been mothballed since March, until the company could obtain a 33% rate rate for electricity used to operate the arc furnace.

The plant can produce up to 800,000 tons of steel products each year. Plans to expand its current production volume are coupled with efforts to hire about 50 additional workers by the end of September.

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