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Republic is shipping in a new transformer
Blow-out shut down production in one of two Canton electric arc furnaces four weeks ago
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Electric arc furnaces convert scrap metal to supply steel.
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Republic Steel expects a new transformer to arrive in Canton next week . It’s key to restarting an electric-arc furnace that had to be shut down four weeks ago.

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The transformer is being brought in by rail to replace one at Republic Steel’s sprawling plant in northeast Canton that blew on Aug. 2. That forced the shut down one of the two electric arc furnaces that Republic uses primarily to supply steel to the auto industry.

The transformer weighs as much as 400 tons, and Republic spokesman Mark Huemme says getting it into town and then transferring it from rail car into the plant will be labor intensive.

After the transformer blew, Republic ramped up production with its second Canton furnace, which was part of a $15 million upgrade last fall.

Meanwhile, Republic is investing $85 million in a new electric arc furnace in Lorain. That project is supposed to create more than 400 jobs.

Republic is headquartered in Canton and is the top supplier in North America of special bar quality steel. It employs more than 2,000 people.

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