Take a tour of Granite City Steel as it restarts another blast furnace

U.S. Steel gave a tour of Granite City Steel shortly as it was in the process of firing up the second of two blast furnaces after the plant had been idled for two years. Re-starting the two blast furnaces means 800 more jobs at the steel mill.
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U.S. Steel gave a tour of Granite City Steel shortly as it was in the process of firing up the second of two blast furnaces after the plant had been idled for two years. Re-starting the two blast furnaces means 800 more jobs at the steel mill.

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