This Week in Mining

UTac to Restart in October after Cliffs Reaches Pellet Agreement

Cliffs Natural Resources CEO Lourenco Goncalves says United Taconite will restart in mid-October, now that the company has reached a much anticipated business agreement with steelmaker ArcelorMittal.

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Wooded hills in Ontonagon County are seen in this file photo.  A lower Michigan company is requesting mining leases in several western UP counties.
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  • Cliffs Plans to Restart United Taconite in 4th Quarter

    Cliffs plans on restarting United Taconite in the 4th quarter, according to the 1st quarter earnings conference call on Thursday. UTAC has been idle since August of 2015, leaving more than 400 people out of work.

  • USW Reaches Tentative Deal with ArcelorMittal

    The United SteelWorkers union says its negotiating committee has reached a tentative deal with ArcelorMittal.  The previous contract for the union, which represents workers at the Minorca Mine in Virginia, expired eight months ago.

  • Wait Continues for Keetac Steelworkers

    Parent company U.S. Steel announced the facility will remain idle unless they can restart a steel plant or enter into a long term pellet agreement with another customer.

  • US Steel Files Trade Complaint against Big Chinese Producers

    United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.

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