Liberty Steel USA to Layoff 104 Workers at Georgetown by December
Liberty Steel Georgetown in South Carolina in US will layoff 104 workers another round by the end of the year. As the Care and Maintenance program
at Georgetown has lasted six months, in line with legal obligations LIBERTY Steel has issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice to employees & informed South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, company plans to layoff 104 employees by December 28. All union contractual obligations will be honored by LIBERTY Steel. However, LIBERTY Steel is evaluating the capital, market, supply and cost considerations that could support a sustainable restart plan at Georgetown.
LIBERTY Steel Group had announced in April that its Georgetown facility would go into Care and Maintenance due to lower demand for steel products across the United States as the COVID pandemic reduced manufacturing activity. The company then laid off or redeployed around 130 employees when it halted production amid the pandemic.
Liberty Steel Georgetown Inc is an electric arc furnace and wire rod facility located in Georgetown in South Carolina in USA. Liberty Steel opened for business in June of 2018 after purchasing the plant from ArcelorMittal when it closed in 2015. Liberty Steel’s South Carolina production has a capacity to make 750,000 tons of steel per year.