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: Chauvin Trial Jurors: All Three Verdicts Were 'Based On The Evidence And The Facts, 100%'
ArcelorMittal, which manages Hibbing Taconite and owns the largest stake in the mine, hopes to restart production July 6.READ MORE: Veteran Falls Victim To Phishing Scam, Loses $19,000 From Chase Bank Account Meant For Daughter's College Education
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: 'Makes Americans More Free': Dana Zzyym Issued 1st U.S. Passport With Gender X Designation
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