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Steel in 1988, in steel producing in the number one Basic Oxygen Process (BOP) shop at Gary Works and became area manager in 1995.
In the early 1960s, basic oxygen process for steel manufacture was in place and the Bessemer process, furnace butt weld and lap weld pipe were discontinued.
Edgar Thomson has two blast furnaces, a basic oxygen process (BOP) steelmaking shop and a continuous slab caster and produces about 2.
He was transferred to Gary Works steel producing division in 1972 as general foreman in the basic oxygen process (BOP) shop and then progressed through a variety of posts in the steel producing and coking operations at Gary over the next eight years.
Since announcing the modernization program in 1990, the company has (i) installed two bottom-blown basic oxygen process "Q-BOP" furnaces which began operating in October 1991, (ii) completed a direct rolling and large coil project, including installation of a coilbox and an in-line steel slab conditioning facility, (iii) substantially completed the engineering of, and undertaken equipment procurement and site preparation for, a continuous casting facility, and (iv) completed various environmental and other projects.
The company was nevertheless able to complete and start up several important modernization and environmental projects, including a new basic oxygen process (Q-BOP) steelmaking facility and a large coil/direct rolling project which have reduced production costs and improved quality," said Robert J.
An integral part of the caster project was installation of a new ladle metallurgy facility (LMF) which assures proper chemistry, temperature and consistency of molten steel from Edgar Thomson's basic oxygen process shop before it goes to the caster.