COVID19 Slows Down Production at ArcelorMittal Indiana Steel Mill
S&P Global reported that ArcelorMittal USA is facing a coronavirus outbreak at its steel mill in Burns Harbor in Indiana causing production delays in an already
steel short US market. The steelmaker has informed some customers that some orders for January production would have to be delayed until February because of the coronavirus outbreak and additional February orders could potentially not be recognized.
ArcelorMittal spokesman told S&P Global “The company did note it was seeing an increase in cases at some facilities, reflecting higher rates of community transmission in areas surrounding its operations. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our operations have continued to maintain strict adherence to CDC guidelines and protocols including, social distancing, wearing of face masks, enhanced sanitizing efforts and contact tracing as well as quarantining individuals as appropriate. The Company's adherence to CDC guidelines meets and in many cases exceeds locally mandated COVID response requirements.”
ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor mill is 60 miles southeast of Chicago on Lake Michigan in Porter County. Cases in the county have jumped since late October, with 2,672 active cases as of November 19