Swedish Steel Makes Alabama Its North American Home

A leveling of trade inequities and improved steel demand are the foundation of a $100 million new investment in one of the premier electric-arc steel mills in the country — SSAB America’s flagship in Mobile, the new company headquarters, after a move from Chicago.

Chuck Schmitt, president of SSAB Americas, which just moved its North American headquarters to Mobile. Photos by Mike Kittrell Worn-out cars, childrens’ retired little red wagons and beaten-down bicycles are some of the sources of the scrap metal that turns into steel at the SSAB Americas mill in Axis in north…

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