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Kay also ‘disappointed’ in U.S. Steel announcement


From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE – State Rep. Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, joined a chorus of local officials on Wednesday, expressing frustration over United States Steel Corp.’s announcement that it is examining a consolidation of its North American Flat-Rolled operations and may temporarily idle its Granite City Works steelmaking and finishing operations.

Kay released the following statement:

“I have recently spoken to a representative from U.S. Steel and I am very disappointed to learn that one of the largest employers in the region is considering a consolidation of its operations. In May of this year my colleagues and I from across the aisle sent a resolution to President Obama and Congress urging the federal government to consider all possible trade and economic policies to keep the steel industry viable in the United States. I will keep exploring ways to keep U.S. Steel operating in Granite City.”

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