United States Steel Corporation employees, USW leaders, key partners & elected officials have celebrated the Company’s investment in a pig iron caster at its Gary Works facility. The installation of the pig iron caster is a key part of US Steel’s metallics strategy, capitalizing on its iron ore advantage. The pig machine will be fed with iron ore from the Company’s Minnesota Ore Operations in Minntac and Keetac. The produced pig iron is expected to supply up to 50% of the ore-based metallics needs for Big River Steel Works. The caster will produce up to 500,000 tons of pig iron a year to feed a growing fleet of electric arc furnaces.Pre-construction for the caster began in the first quarter of 2022, and start-up is expected in early 2023. The USD 60 million investments will bring approximately 25 new jobs to the facility.