city (1990 pop. 22,124), Brooke and Hancock counties, NW W.Va., in the industrial Northern Panhandle, on the Ohio River; settled 1790s, inc. 1947. Its industries include coal mining and the manufacture of steel, chemicals, cans, chrome, and pet foods. Nearby are a thoroughbred racetrack and two state parks.
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CHICAGO -- Esmark Incorporated today confirmed that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Arcelor Mittal to acquire the hot roll, cold roll, coated and tin assets of its Weirton, WV, steel plant.
Within several days, Weirton Steel will file details of the asset purchase agreement with a bankruptcy court.
As of June 30, 2006, Weirton had unrestricted cash and investments of $34 million, which translated to 151 days cash on hand and cash to debt of 115%.
9, Weirton Steel announced the curtailments and reductions because of the shortage of ironmaking coke.
Paul Zuros, 18, of Weirton, a senior at Weir High School, conducted a project to sort, index and repackage 25,000 photo negatives from the archives of the Weirton Steel Employee Bulletin to preserve important historical images and information about his community's past.
Gerard said that the handful of workers supporting Bush are members of the Independent Steelworkers Union (ISU), an organization of 4,000 workers employed by Weirton Steel in Weirton, West Virginia.
Weirton Steel, which filed for bankruptcy on May 19, is the fifth largest U.
The Informal Committee of Senior Secured Noteholders of Weirton Steel Corporation (the "Noteholders Committee"), in conjunction with J.
Edward Friend II was to decide whether or not to approve the company's reorganization plan which anticipated Weirton Steel's emergence from bankruptcy by Dec.
The Noteholders are excited about Weirton and its prospects and look forward to working with the company for many years.
Weirton Steel said the surcharge is necessary to offset dramatic cost increases on both scrap and raw materials.