An event at the former
Yorkville Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel plant celebrated the future re-opening
under new owner ESMARK.
Chairman and CEO Jim
Bouchard told the approximately 100 people gathered, that it was sad driving
in, passing so many shuttered steel mills.
He said arriving in
Yorkville, his spirits lifted, because this mill was going to operate once
Many people have
expressed concern about ESMARK arriving at a contract agreement with the United
Steelworkers, but Bouchard said he's not worried.