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Cleveland-Cliffs to idle West Virginia tinplate plant, impacting 900 jobs

Cleveland-Cliffs is idling its tinplate plant in Weirton, WV, impacting roughly 900 workers, after a U.S. trade agency struck down dumping duties on food can steel imports. The ITC’s decision makes “it impossible for us to viably produce tinplate,” Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves said on Thursday. “The current market for tin mill products has already been decimated by over 50% penetration of illegally dumped foreign tinplate,” USW International President David McCall said.

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