Republic loses one of two furnaces, hasn’t determined the duration yet

Republic Steel is trying to figure out why a transformer blew on one of its two electric arc furnaces in Canton, and how long it will be out of service.

Republic is North America’s largest bar quality steel producer, and its biggest customer is the auto industry. The company is ramping up production at its second furnace in Canton, but says both furnaces have been operating at near full capacity.

About  2,200 people work at Republic’s headquarters in Canton and its mills in Lorain, Canton, Massillon and other states.

 

Source: WKSU.org