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ArcelorMittal Coatesville - Building the One World Trade Center


Since 2007, ArcelorMittal Coatesville has directly contributed to the reconstruction of the New York skyline after 9/11, by supplying more than 10,000 tons of plate and custom flame cut parts from plate in various grades for the new structure known as the One World Trade Center. More recently, Coatesville has been commissioned to supply plate for the Tower 3 site.

More than 10,000 tons of steel have been supplied by ArcelorMittal Coatesville to 3 customers: Solera/DMC Erectors, Owen Steel and Allentown Metal Works for various projects taking place on Ground Zero. The Plate products have been fabricated into girders to support the foundation of the building, the foundation for the transportation hub (subway system) underneath the building, floor support girders and building antenna. Completion of One World Trade Center is expected in January 2013.

“Providing plate material for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center has great significance to ArcelorMittal. Our Coatesville facility already provided material for the foundation and support beams for the original World Trade Center,” said Ed Frey, General Manager, Eastern Plate, ArcelorMittal USA. “The components supplied by Coatesville for the original tower were one of the few remaining structures left standing after the collapse.”

Building future legacies

John Mengel, Chief Operating Officer for ArcelorMittal USA’s Plate division added: “I commend the people of the Coatesville plant who, for more than 200 years, continue to be a major resource for such significant embodiments of the American culture as the One World Trade Center. Plate products are the real personification of sustainability in the building, maintaining and - in this case - rebuilding our infrastructure and way of life. All of ArcelorMittal is afforded a level of pride by the legacy of past Coatesville generations and the future legacies to be forged today.”

A film crew from the American PBS NOVA television series spent a day filming the production process at the Coatesville facility as part of a special episode called ’Engineering Ground Zero.’ The documentary showcases the breakthroughs in science and engineering of the reconstruction of the One World Trade Center site, focusing on the rebuild and 9/11 Memorial.


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