US Steel will idle 2 tubar steel plants, including 1 in Texas

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Steel will stop work at two tubular steel manufacturing facilities and the company has filed a complaint about unfair competition from foreign firms.

The company on Monday said it will idle facilities indefinitely in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and Bellville, Texas, starting in August. U.S. Steel will eliminate about 260 jobs as a result.

Tubular steel is primarily used by oil, gas, and petrochemical companies.

United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Commerce to stop "unfair trade by foreign competitors" on the American market. The Pittsburgh company said the complaint was joined by other domestic tubular steel makers.

The closings will leave U.S. Steel with eight tubular steel facilities nationwide.

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