Steel plant asks for price break on energy costs

CHAMPION, Ohio  (WKBN) — An idled steel plant in Champion Township is asking for a break on its utility bill.

In a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Warren Steel Holdings claims its shutdown was “primarily” caused by its high energy costs.

The company says if those costs continue, it could force a long-term shutdown and the layoff more than 200 workers.

The company halted production in March but workers have remained on the job performing other duties.

The plant’s products are used in rail, automotive and natural gas industry, among others.

A decision is expected in the next few months.


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