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Steelworkers in Granite City to celebrate blast furnace restart

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – More than 500 workers in Granite City are returning to work.

Saturday, local steelworkers will throw a party to celebrate U.S. Steel restarting one of its two blast furnaces.

Both blast furnaces at the steelmaking facility were idled in December 2015, with the plant’s hot strip mill idled in January 2016. The hot strip mill restarted in February 2017.  The “A” blast furnace will remain idle. 

Saturday's celebration will start at 4 p.m. at the union headquarters.

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