May 14, 2007 |
Global Resource Corp., a West Berlin developer of technology to extract petroleum from nontraditional sources, hopes to build a $70 million tire-recycling plant at the former USX Corp. site in Fairless Hills. The plant will take about a year to construct once the permit process is completed, and will be able to process 36,000 pounds of tires per hour, according to Hawk Hogan, the company's head engineer. He added that it will employ about 250 people. The company disclosed its plans in a filing last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
August 15, 2001 |
The Fairless Works steel factory that helped give birth to Levittown, Pa., and raised thousands of Bucks County families into a middle-class lifestyle is all but closing its doors. USX Corp., the nation's largest steelmaker, said yesterday that it would permanently lay off 600 of the last 700 workers at the plant by November. Many of them are already on short-term layoff because of weak market conditions for steel. The plant's cutback, combined with yesterday's announcement that 3M Co. was closing its Bristol Township tape-making plant, deals a heavy blow to lower Bucks County.
January 17, 2001 |
Joseph A. Rosar, 46, of Richboro, a professional engineer who won academic honors in high school and college, died Thursday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after suffering an aneurysm. A year ago, he joined Griffin Pipe Co. as works manager of its plant in Florence, N.J. At the time of his death, he also was studying for a master's degree in business administration at Pennsylvania State University. Previously he worked for Lukens Steel Co. in Coatesville and resided in Honey Brook for 10 years.
August 9, 2000 |
Officials at USX Realty said yesterday they had signed a deal with an undisclosed developer to build a 500-megawatt gas-fired power plant here. "It's a community service, if you will, and it's nice for us because we will derive some lease income," said Dennis McCartney, USX Realty general manager. "It will mean jobs, but not thousands. It's good for the industrial park, good for the community, it's good for them and good for the area. This is the place where it belongs. " The place is 25 acres of USX's former steel-production plant, now an industrial park.
July 6, 2000 |
Clayton E. Sager, 76, of Levittown, a retired steelworker who was active with the American Legion, died Saturday at Chandler Hall in Newtown Township after an illness. He had retired on disability after 40 years with U.S. Steel Corp., now USX Corp. He was a finishing mill roller at the Fairless Works in Fairless Hills, and earlier was employed at the company's Donora Works near Pittsburgh. With the American Legion, Mr. Sager had served as commander of John F. Kennedy Post 377 in California, Pa., been deputy commander of the 25th District in Western Pennsylvania, and held various positions in the Department of Pennsylvania.
March 2, 1999 |
Nearly all of about 300 steelworkers who were laid off in November have been called back to jobs at Fairless Works in the past three weeks, as the American steel industry has rallied from a record flood of foreign steel that sent it reeling late last year. After recent federal trade rulings that have helped reduce imports, orders for hot-rolled domestic steel - which had virtually evaporated in December - have steadily increased over the last two months at USX Corp.'s Fairless Works Sheet and Tin Division and other U.S. steel companies.
November 26, 1998 |
The bounty will be meager this Thanksgiving at Bob Winder's dinner table. As one of roughly 300 steelworkers at the USX Corp. Fairless Works Sheet and Tin Division who officially received word yesterday that he will no longer have a job, Winder, 50, a divorced father of three from Levittown, knows that now is not the time for excessive spending. "I'm going to have a real light Thanksgiving dinner," Winder said, momentarily stepping away from the four-stand cold mill that compresses and shapes coils of sheeted steel.
November 9, 1998 |
The Novolipetsk Metallurgical Kombinat iron and steel mill sprawls across more than 7,000 acres of Central Russia, a labyrinth of furnaces, smokestacks, and miles and miles of steam pipes. Inscribed atop the town's Palace of Culture is the slogan "Glory to Steelmakers"; the Metallurg Restaurant sits just across the square. More than 47,000 workers, and the entire 600,000 population of Lipetsk, depend on the steel mill, the third-largest in Russia. Along the Delaware River in Bucks County, there is another steel plant, Fairless Works, where hundreds of the 850 employees are facing layoffs and pay cuts because of imports from the Novolipetsk plant and elsewhere around the world.
November 5, 1998 |
Blaming a massive increase in imported steel, USX Corp. yesterday said it would cut production at Fairless Works in Bucks County by at least 70 percent. More than 850 workers are employed at the plant in Fairless Hills, which finishes raw steel for the auto, appliance and construction industries. By the end of this month, hundreds of workers will be laid off or shifted to lower-paying jobs for an indefinite period, said George Klein, general manager of Fairless Works. "The actions we're being forced to take at the Fairless plant are a direct result of the record tonnages of illegally dumped foreign steel reaching this country," said Paul J. Wilhelm, president of USX's U.S. Steel Group.
October 18, 1998 |
Ron Howard is no fool. Over the last eight years, he has parlayed a largely unknown distributing business out of his Richboro home into an escalating enterprise based in a 6,000-square-foot warehouse in Newtown. All the while, orders for tape, stretch wrap and packaging supplies that Howard's Ultra-Pak Inc. distributes kept pouring in. So when the need for more expansion became apparent, Howard looked to build a larger facility in Falls Township. "I'd rather stay closer to my home," Howard said.