The world's largest steel company and two Penn State campuses are partnering to train future workers at a Harrisburg-area steel plant, The Patriot-News reports.
Many of the employees at ArcelorMittal Steelton have worked there for decades. As they retire and the plant upgrades, the company needs skilled workers who understand new technologies, said Ray Napoli, president of United Steelworkers Local 1688.
ArcelorMittal broke ground in Steelton in December for a $54 million high-efficiency reheat furnace project that it hopes to use this year, spokeswoman Mary Beth Holdford said.
Meanwhile, Marcellus Shale gas exploration has provided cheaper fuel for manufacturing, and because the company makes steel directly for the exploration, production and gas-distribution processes.
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