Canadian Manufacturing

US Steel Canada begins sale, solicitation process under creditor protection

Steel producer's future in question as Hamilton, Nanticoke, Ont. properties and other assets hit market



Uncertainties about the future of U.S. Steel Canada and its operations in Hamilton and Nanticoke will have significant impact on both communities.

Uncertainties about the future of U.S. Steel Canada and its operations in Hamilton and Nanticoke will have significant impact on both communities.

HAMILTON—Insolvent US Steel Canada Inc. says it is starting a sales and investment solicitation process under a court order obtained earlier this month.

The company, which is operating under protection of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, says the move is intended to solicit interest in either the sale of its assets or the restructuring or recapitalization of the business as a going concern.

Those assets include 329 hectares of property on Hamilton Harbour and 2,670 hectares of property Nanticoke, Ont., along with coke ovens and ironmaking, steelmaking and finishing equipment and other assets.

In addition to currently operating assets, it also has idled production equipment which could be restarted, the company said Monday in announcing the sale and solicitation process.

US Steel Canada’s operations at its Lake Erie and Hamilton Works are capable of producing some 2.6 million tons of steel annually and employ about 2,000 workers.

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