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Local Tubular Steel Plant To Close, Another Halting Production

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – One local tubular steel plant is shutting down, and another is halting production.

U.S. Steel says work will soon stop at the manufacturing plant in McKeesport.

Another U.S. Steel plant is also closing in Texas. Combined, the closures will eliminate about 260 jobs.

The company has also filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Commerce, asking the organization to stop so-called unfair trade practices with foreign competitors.

Once the plant in McKeesport closes, U.S. Steel will be left with eight tubular steel plants across the country. The material is often used by gas, oil and petrochemical companies.

Last week, Mayor Anthony Court, of Ellwood City, told “The New Castle News” that the Sabre Industries plant will close its doors at the end of July.

The plant makes tubular steel poles used by utility companies. Sabre Industries is based in Alvarado, Texas.

Once the plant closes, about 80 workers will lose their jobs. Mayor Court says about half of them live in the Ellwood City borough.

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