Cascade Steel Rolling Mills

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Cascade Steel Rolling Mills is a 900 TTPA electric steel plant operating in McMinnville, OR, United States. Cascade Steel Rolling Mills operates an electric arc furnace (EAF).[1]


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in McMinnville, OR, United States.

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The Cascade Steel Rolling Mills plant began operating in 1968 and was acquired by Schnitzer Steel in 1984.[2] The plant sells its products to customers located in the western United States.[2] The plant typically uses recycled steel as its input material.

In 2015, Cascade Steel Rolling Mills was fined $7,099 for violating its water pollution permit.[3]

The Good Jobs First Violation Tracker Record lists the plant as having been fined $74,257 in 2018 for other environmental violations.[4]

In June 2019, 97 percent of the 280 workers at the plant voted to strike due to minimal wage raises and lacking benefits.[5]

In May 2021, there was a large fire that damaged equipment that halted production for a few months; the plant restarted its operations in August 2021.[6]

Plant Details

  • Location: 3200 NE Highway 99W, McMinnville, OR 97128 US[7]
  • GPS Coordinates: 45.228035, -123.163599 (exact)
  • Start year: 1968 (age 54–55)[1]
  • State-owned entity status: N/A
  • Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 900 (EAF)
  • Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: unknown (EAF)
  • Workforce size: unknown (3032 employees at all Schnitzer locations)[9]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2021 AIST Electric Arc Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cascade Steel Company Profile". Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  3. Loew, Tracy (2015-10-09). "McMinnville steel mill fined for lack of water testing". Statesman Journal. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  4. "Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc". Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  5. Goldstein, Jessica (2019-07-13). "Talks continue after workers at Cascade Steel Rolling Mills in Oregon vote overwhelmingly to strike". World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  6. "Schnitzer Announces Restart of Production at its Cascade Steel Rolling Mills and Agreement to Acquire Leading US Metal Recycler in the Southeast". 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 "Cascade Steel". Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Cascade Steel Rolling Mills". Dun & Bradstreet. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  9. "2020 Sustainability Report" (PDF). Schnitzer Steel. 2020. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Cascade Steel Mill Documents". Cascade Steel. Retrieved 2022-01-14.

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