NEW YORK Steelmakers
across the Midwest and Northeast appeared largely unaffected by
the snowstorm sweeping through the region, with production and
operations at most sites remaining normal.
The snowstorm that started to
blanket the Chicago region late March 5 hit Washington early
March 6, shutting down federal offices, bringing power lines
down and forcing thousands of flights to be delayed or
But steelmakers contacted by
AMM said they remained unscathed by the storms
Chicago-based ArcelorMittal USA
LLC didnt foresee any "weather-related issues" impacting
its ability to serve customers, a company spokeswoman said.
operate on a 24/7, 365-day-per-year schedule. Our employees are
well versed and experienced in managing our operations during
harsh weather conditions, and we have the necessary processes
in place to do so safely," she said in an e-mail.
A spokesman for JMC Steel Group
Inc., Chicago, also said that operations were normal in the
aftermath of the heavy March storm.
West Chester, Ohio-based AK
Steel Corp. said its mills were also running as planned. "There
has been no impact to our operations or shipments to customers
due to the storm," a spokesman said in an e-mail.
Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Steel
Dynamics Inc. said that production hadnt been affected at
any of its facilities, while Severstal North America Inc.,
Dearborn, Mich., also was unaffected, according to a
U.S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh,
said it suffered no interruptions, and Charlotte, N.C.-based
Nucor Corp. didnt respond to a request for comment.
Thorsten Schier, New York,
contributed to this story.