Double Eagle Electrogalvanizing Line To Be Rebuilt
Rouge Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROU) and United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today their plans to return Double Eagle Steel Coating Co. to full production by the fourth quarter of 2002. Double Eagle, a flat rolled steel electrogalvanizing joint venture company, halted production on December 15, 2001 when a fire caused major damage to the upper plating deck of the Dearborn facility.
Launched in 1986, Double Eagle is the world's largest flat rolled steel electrogalvanizing facility with an annual operating capacity of 850,000 tons. The facility applies zinc or zinc-iron coating to the steel substrate through a continuous electrolytic plating process, providing superior rust and corrosion protection primarily for automotive applications.
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SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation
Contact: Mike Dixon of U. S. Steel, +1-412-433-6860, or Bill Hornberger
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