Cleveland-Cliffs Riverdale steel plant

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Cleveland-Cliffs Riverdale steel plant, also known as Riverdale Works and ArcelorMittal Riverdale steel plant (predecessor), is a 1000 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) basic oxygen furnace (BOF) steel plant operating in Riverdale, Illinois, United States.


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  • Location: 13500 Perry Ave, Riverdale, IL 60827, United States[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 41.657321, -87.625702 (exact)


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.[3][4]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
operating[5] 1917[6] 2660[5]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc [100%][7] 4295903753 [100%] Cleveland-Cliffs Inc[5] 4295903753

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
finished rolled[5] Hot-rolled black bands in a full range of grades, including high-carbon and alloy[5] automotive; tools and machinery[5] 2020[5] basic oxygen furnace (BOF)[5] sinter plant; 2 BOF (57m3 each, began in 1959, rebuilt in 2006 and 2012)[5][8]

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

Basic oxygen furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
1000 TTPA[5] 1000 TTPA

Table 5: Actual Crude Steel Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2020 600 TTPA[9] 600 TTPA
2021 673 TTPA[10] 673 TTPA

Articles and Resources


  1. Archived from the original on 2021-01-27. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Acme Steel Co". Encyclopedia of Chicago. 2004. Retrieved 2021-10-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Completes Acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA, Cleveland-Cliffs, Dec. 9, 2020
  4. "Steel giant ArcelorMittal sells U.S. operations to Cleveland-Cliffs". Chicago Sun Times. 2020-09-28. Retrieved 2021-10-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Archived from the original on 2021-11-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  7. Archived from the original on 2021-11-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. "2022 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. April 2022. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  9. (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-01-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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