August 5, 2004
The board of directors of International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has approved the company's Cleveland Works' expansion. The company will add an automotive-quality hot dip galvanizing line by converting its currently idled continuous anneal line. The new line is expected to begin production by the fourth quarter of 2005 and will have an operating capacity of about 500,000 tons per year.
The workers who will start up the new line will be primarily the same workers who idled the previous line for the former owner, LTV Steel Corp. The new line will provide at least 50 jobs.