Cleveland-Cliffs Coatesville steel plant has received $1.4 million in state grant funding to support the facility’s track rehabilitation, according to a staff report from The Daily Local News.
The funds were approved by State Transportation Commission through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program.
“It’s important that we continue to invest in our rail infrastructure to support job growth in the business and manufacturing community while keeping Pennsylvania competitive in the global economy,” said State Senator Carolyn Comitta, who announced the grant with state Rep. Dan Williams.
Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest manufacturer of flat-rolled steel in North America. The Coatesville plant has an annual capacity of 800,000 tons of raw steel. It employs over 600 workers and produces steel plates for numerous industries, including the aircraft and aerospace, construction, energy, military, and shipbuilding industries.
“For more than a century the mill has been one of the largest employers and key to our economy in the greater Coatesville area,” said Williams. “I’m proud to have helped bring this funding to Cleveland-Cliffs so they can complete critical upgrades to their internal rail system.”
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