Pennsylvania Business Report

U. S. Steel celebrates opening of Minnesota Pellet production facility

By Liz Carey  |  May 28, 2024

On Thursday, U. S. Steel announced the launch and operational readiness of a direct reduced (DR)-grade pellet production facility at its Minnesota Ore Operations-Keetac Plant. The company said the Keetac facility is on track to deliver an estimated four million tons of pellets annually, and has already confirmed its first shipment of DR-grade pellets. Construction on the facility started in August 2022 and was completed in December of last year. U. S. Steel’s Minnesota Ore Operations emplo...

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