Restart of production lines moved up to July at Minntac

Minntac is restarting production lines in July instead of August. Minntac is restarting production lines in July instead of August. |  Photo: WDIO FILE

Updated: June 23, 2020 10:27 AM

USW Local 1938 shared some good news for Minntac in Mt. Iron on Tuesday. Union leaders said the company, U.S. Steel, is moving up the restart of production lines 6 and 7 to July, instead of August.


The union says that means maintenance people could be called back to work right after the 4th of July. Still, the union said there's no recall date for the operating personnel.

According to Local 1938, the mine will be getting back to full production sometime in late August. The recall for those workers is still to be determined as well.

About 250 hourly people were laid off from the facility back on May 10th, when the company adjusted production levels.

The other U.S. Steel facility, Keetac, remains on indefinite idle.

Also, the U.S. Steel Foundation announced scholarships to 5 students from the Northland. Breena Burgstaler, Devyn Dahl, Kade Laugen, Melissa Nelmark, and Andrew Nelson are receiving money to further their education.

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