U.S. Steel Gary Works

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U.S. Steel Gary Works, also known as U.S. Steel Gary, is a 7800 TTPA integrated steel plant in Gary, Indiana, United States.[1] U.S. Steel Gary Works operates a blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF).


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Gary, Indiana, United States.

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The U.S. Steel Gary Works steel plant began operating in 1908 after beginning construction in 1906. For many years, the Gary Works was the world's largest steel mill. It is currently the largest U. S. Steel manufacturing plant; its products are used for the automotive, metal building components, home construction and appliance markets.[1]

In 2018, U.S. Steel announced it would invest a minimum of $750 million into modernizing and enhancing Gary Works.[2]

In October 2021, U.S. Steel announced plans to install more pig iron capacity at the Gary Works plant, a project which would be completed in 2023.[3]

In late 2021, the Gary Works plants announced it would be idling two of its blast furnaces for a few weeks to make improvements.[4]

Environmental Compliance

In 1998, the EPA and U.S. Steel agreed that Gary Works would clean-up its facility, as the site was contaminated with metals, volatile and semi volatile organic compounds, and PCBs. As of 2005, the EPA lists that U.S. Steel has completed several interim measures, such as excavating contaminated soil.[5]

In 2016, the EPA fined U.S. Steel $2.2 million for pollution at several of its facilities, including Gary Works. The company also committed to spending $800,000 removing contaminated transformers at its Zug Island and Gary facilities.[6][7]

Plant Details

Articles and resources


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Gary Works, U.S. Steel, Retrieved on: Aug. 18, 2020
  2. "United States Steel Announces Major Modernization and Asset Revitalization at Gary Works - www.ussteel.com". www.ussteel.com. 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  3. "US Steel to install pig iron capacity in Indiana | Argus Media". www.argusmedia.com. 2021-10-29. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  4. Oktay, Ali (2021-08-18). "US Steel to shut another two blast furnaces for work in fourth quarter: spokeswoman". www.spglobal.com. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  5. "Hazardous Waste Cleanup: U.S. Steel, Gary Works Facility - Gary, Indiana". EPA. 2005. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  6. Matheny, Keith (2016-11-23). "U.S. Steel fined $2.2M, required to make repairs for Midwest pollution". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  7. "U. S. Steel Corporation Agrees to End Litigation, Improve Environmental Compliance at Its Three Midwest Facilities, Pay Civil Penalty of $2.2 Million and Perform Projects to Aid Communities Affected by U. S. Steel's Pollution". Department of Justice. 2016-11-22. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  8. U.S. Steel starts layoffs of up to 323 workers at Gary Works, Jeanette Lach and Joseph S. Pete, NorthWest Indiana Times, Apr. 24, 2015, Updated: Jun. 18, 2017, Retrieved on: Aug. 18, 2020
  9. 9.0 9.1 2021 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2021
  10. "2017 AIST Blast Furnace" (PDF). AIST. 2017. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  11. 11.0 11.1 2021 AIST Blast Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2021
  12. Davich, Jerry (2020-12-21). "Column: U.S. Steel plant's COVID-19 outbreak is workers' fault, some employees say". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  13. "ISO 14001 Certification". U.S. Steel. 2019. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  14. "Sustainability-Certifications - www.ussteel.com". www.ussteel.com. Retrieved 2021-11-02.

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