Cleveland-Cliffs Riverdale steel plant

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Cleveland-Cliffs Riverdale steel plant is a 1000 TTPA integrated steel plant in Riverdale, Illinois, United States.[1] The Cleveland-Cliffs Riverdale steel plant operates a blast furnace (BF) and basic-oxygen furnace (BOF).


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The Cleveland-Cliffs Riverdale steel plant began operating in 1917 and was operated by Acme Steel. In 2002, the International Steel Group, organized by WL Ross & Co. LLC, bought the bankrupt Acme Steel and re-opened it as ISG Riverdale Inc.[2] It was later bought by ArcelorMittal. The ownership of the plant transferred to Cleveland-Cliffs when the acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA and all US ArcelorMittal plants by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. was completed on December 9, 2020 for $1.4 billion.[1][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Completes Acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA, Cleveland-Cliffs, Dec. 9, 2020
  2. "Acme Steel Co". Encyclopedia of Chicago. 2004. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  3. "Steel giant ArcelorMittal sells U.S. operations to Cleveland-Cliffs". Chicago Sun Times. 2020-09-28. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Cleveland Cliffs (2022). "Riverdale Fact Sheet" (PDF). Cleveland Cliffs. Retrieved 2022-08-16.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Sellers, Rod (2006). "Chicago's Southeast Side Industrial History" (PDF). Southeast Historical Society. Retrieved 2022-09-13. line feed character in |title= at position 10 (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 2022 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Apr. 2022
  7. Fact Book 2020, ArcelorMittal, 2021
  8. Cleveland Cliffs (2022). "Riverdale". Cleveland Cliffs. Retrieved 2022-08-16.

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