HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Another mining company on the Iron Range is idling workers due to the coronavirus pandemic and the declining demand for steel.
Hibbing Taconite will end production May 3. As a result, 650 workers will be laid off, both salaried and hourly workers.READ MORE: 'It's Just A Matter Of Time': Man Severely Hurt In Fiery Crash With Minneapolis Street Racer Fears Repeat
ArcelorMittal, which manages Hibbing Taconite and owns the largest stake in the mine, hopes to restart production July 6.READ MORE: Why Are We Still Experiencing Supply Chain Issues?
Hibbing Taconite is the third Iron Range mine and plant to announce it would stop production and layoff most employees.
Cleveland-Cliffs said recently it would idle Northshore Mining in Babbitt and Silver Bay and U.S. Steel said it would temporarily stop production at Keetac. Layoffs at the three mines total about 1,500.MORE NEWS: Potential Vikings COVID Outbreaks Could Lead To Forfeits, Big Losses For Vendors And Restaurants
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