ERP Iron Ore and Republic Steel Announce Lorain, Ohio Pig Iron Joint Venture

July 25, 2017

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NATURAL BRIDGE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Republic Steel (“Republic”) and ERP Iron Ore, LLC (“ERP”) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the formation of a joint venture to produce pig iron at Republic’s steel mill located in Lorain, Ohio. When fully operational the Lorain mill is expected to produce up to one million net tons of pig iron per annum. The Joint Venture will serve the increasing demand for virgin iron required to produce steel in the Electric Arc Furnace (“EAF”) secto

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