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Armco Open Hearth Shuts Down Tuesday

Armco’s Open Hearth furnace began their production record on Feb. 17, 1917, when Frank Shimek, first helping under “Red” Cunningham, tapped Number 2 furnace. Tuesday night, if things go as scheduled, the last heat will tap. In the 52 years between, 30,000,000 tons of steel have come out of the eight masonry containers which comprise […]

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