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UBC Millwrights release statement in support of green steel transformation in Hamilton

The Millwright Regional Council of Ontario will work with ArcelorMittal Dofasco to transform the steel plant.

February 17, 2022   by CM Staff

Sign of ArcelorMittal Dofasco at head office in Hamilton, Ontario – Canada. Dofasco is a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest integrated steel producer. (CNW Group/Millwright Regional Council of Ontario)

HAMILTON — The Millwright Regional Council of Ontario supports the federal and provincial government on their large-scale investment and commitment towards a $1.8 billion green steel transformation at ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Hamilton.

“This plant will be among the first in ArcelorMittal’s global operations to replace blast furnaces and we’ll be their to support the project providing professional millwrights for installation and maintenance services to keep industry moving.” said Scott McCoy, Business Manager UBC Millwright Local 1916 Hamilton.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada’s largest flat-rolled steel producer, and Hamilton’s largest private-sector employer producing steel. This announcement sends a signal that Hamilton is a centre of steel production, safety, and excellence, and a key component to Ontario’s economy.

“This significant investment will support the decommission of coke ovens and blast furnaces and replace with electric arc furnaces, further supporting the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and global demand for low-carbon auto production while providing work opportunities for our members.” said Mark Beardsworth, Director of Operations with the Millwright Regional Council of Ontario.

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The Millwright Regional Council of Ontario says that they forward to working together and collaborating with ArcelorMittal Dofasco and other industry partners to achieve success and complete the project safely by 2028.