Cascade Steel Rolling Mills

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Cascade Steel Rolling Mills is an electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in McMinnville, Oregon, United States.


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  • Location: 3200 NE Highway 99W, McMinnville, OR 97128 US
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 45.228035, -123.163599 (exact)


The Cascade Steel Rolling Mills plant began operating in 1968 and was acquired by Schnitzer Steel in 1984.[1] The plant sells its products to customers located in the western United States.[1] 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.[2]

The Good Jobs First Violation Tracker Record lists the plant as having been fined $74,257 in 2018 for other environmental violations.[3]

In June 2019, 97 percent of the 280 workers at the plant voted to strike due to minimal wage raises and lacking benefits.[4]

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.[5]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size Power source
Operating[6] 1968[7] 415[8] 100% net carbon free electricity[9]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Parent company GEM ID Owner Owner company PermID Owner company GEM ID
Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc [100.0%] 4295907880 [100%] E100000130756 [100%] Cascade Steel Rolling Mills Inc[6] 4296356119 E100000130775

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[10][11] billets, rebar, wire rod[10][11] building and infrastructure; energy[11] 2022[9][12] EAF[7] 1 EAF (100-tonne; began in 2005)[13]

Table 4: Crude Steel Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum)

*Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for an explanation of the different capacity operating statuses.
Capacity operating status* Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
operating 860 TTPA[14] 860 TTPA[14]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cascade Steel Company Profile". Retrieved 2022-01-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Loew, Tracy (2015-10-09). "McMinnville steel mill fined for lack of water testing". Statesman Journal. Retrieved 2022-01-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc". Retrieved 2022-01-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "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.
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  13. "2023 AIST Electric Arc Furnace Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. January 2023. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
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