Steel Making in America.

Issue 10 and Volume 1889 6.

Steel Making in America. The statement of the fact that the Cambria works at Johnstown, Pa., produce about one-twentieth of all the steel made in the United States, having a capacity for about one-eighth of the Bessemer steel rail production alone, has brought out some interesting information concerning the rapid growth of our steelmaking industry. It will not be generally believed, says The Safety Valve, that we have in our country the largest steel plant in the world, but it is so. The Illinois Steel Company, which was recently formed by the consolidation of three other companies, has now, it is said, the largest facilities for steel production in the world. The works will employ 10,000 hands, and although the Krupp works at Essen, Germany, employ more men, their aggregate production is not so large. The new company can turn out annually 850,000 tons of pig iron, 975,000 tons of…

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