UK based GFG alliance’s Liberty Steel and Wire Peoria in Illinois in US has resumed steelmaking operations following the installation and testing of a new transformer for its electric arc furnace and it is understood that production at all lines is returning to normal levels & billets manufactured in Peoria are now being delivered to Georgetown for conversion into 10,000 tons of wire rod.Liberty Steel USA had announced in December 2021 that it was going to restart its Georgetown plant, after being idle for some 18 months during the pandemic, by integrating its operations with Liberty Steel and Wire Peoria. According to report in local media, City of Georgetown and Liberty Steel had agreed the mill had to be up and running again by 1 February 2022 or new zoning would kick in that would prohibit manufacturing on the property under the city’s “REDD Ordinance” that was passed a few years ago. City of Georgetown officials inspected the mill last week to check on the compliance. Georgetown’s planning director is studying the Red Ordinance and is trying to determine what is taking place at the mill meets the requirements and is expected to release a report to city council about his findings and opinion soon.n the United States, LIBERTY is one of the leading manufacturers of wire rod with EAF melting and rolling facilities located in Illinois and South Carolina. The business, which is vertically integrated, converting substantially all products from recycled steel scrap, includes a major wire drawing facility in Pennsylvania as well as a number of service, distribution and recycling centres. Employing 1,500 people across 16 locations, LIBERTY Steel USA has an annual steel rolling capacity of over two million tonnes.