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United States Steel Invests $187 Million To Expand Braddock, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing Center

10/03/2014
United States Steel Corporation will keep its headquarters in The Keystone State and invest $187 million to expand its Mon Valley Works operations in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

In addition to retaining its headquarters facilities in Pennsylvania, the company will reline one of its Mon Valley Work blast furnaces at its Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock and make improvements and repairs to its railroad transportation infrastructure.

“Today, steelmaking is one of the most highly advanced types of manufacturing, and our industry creates real and substantial economic value,” said Mario Longhi, President/CEO of US Steel. “We’re proud to make a material that is vital to building and maintaining a modern society. And we’re proud that so much of that work happens right here in Pennsylvania.”

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team. The commonwealth committed to providing up to $30.7 million in grants to be disbursed over multiple years to support the $187 million project.

“Pennsylvania is the keystone of American manufacturing,” said Governor Tom Corbett. “By addressing all 15 recommendations of the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council, we’ve worked with the private sector to leverage more than $4.9 billion in total investment to create more than 22,000 manufacturing and related jobs, and retained more than 58,000 manufacturing and related jobs. The backbone of U. S. Steel is its workers, and, today, we're investing in the proud Pennsylvania men and women who forge this iron and who can compete and win against any global competitor. When we ‘Make it In PA’, you know it's done right."

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