Indiana Harbor Works Steel Plant

The largest steel plant in the nation, producing around 10,000,000 tons of steel a year. One of several major steel plants in this 20-mile strip of Indiana, along the Lake Michigan shore, which is the biggest concentration of steel plants in the country. The site is composed of the East Works, originally Inland Steel, and the West Works, recenly owned by LTV Steel. Together the site has five blast furnaces and three basic oxygen furnace shops. There is also an electric arc furnace shop. ArcelorMittal, a Luxembourg-based conglomerate, is now the worlds largest steel producer. In addition to this plant, the company owns the Burns Harbor steel complex, 20 miles east along the shore.