Cleveland Steel Works, Ohio

The Cleveland Works steel plant is an assemblage of facilities along the Cuyahoga River south of Cleveland, known for years as LTV Steel. In 2002 LTV was bought by ISG, which was bought by Mittal Steel in 2005, and merged with Arcelor in 2006, to become ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. At the northern end is the #2 basic oxygen furnace, and the #1 continuous caster plant. Blast furnace #5 and #6 are located to the south. West of that is the Direct Hot Charge Complex, with its furnace, caster, and hot strip mill. South of that is a cluster of sheds containing finishing, coating, and hot strip mills. Landfill and waste product management dominates the southeast end of the site. The total output for the complex is almost 4 million tons of raw steel per year, the largest in the state.