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Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem Steel
Company nameBethlehem Steel Corporation
Company typePrivate
IndustrySteel, Shipbuilding, Mining
(2006 � present)
Mittal Steel Company
(2005 � 2006)
International Steel Group
(2003 � 2005)
HeadquartersBethlehem, Pennsylvania
SubsidiaryBethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation

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The Bethlehem Steel Corporation (1857 � 2003), based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was once the second-largest steel producer in the United States, after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based U.S. Steel. After a decline in the U.S. steel industry and management problems leading to the company's 2001 bankruptcy, the company was dissolved and the remaining assets sold to International Steel Group in 2003. In 2005, ISG merged with Mittal Steel, ending U.S. ownership of the assets of Bethlehem Steel.

Bethlehem Steel was also one of the largest shipbuilding companies in the world and one of the most powerful symbols of American industrial manufacturing leadership. Bethlehem Steel's demise is often cited as one of the most prominent examples of the U.S. economy's shift away from industrial manufacturing, its inability to compete with cheap foreign labor, and its traits of business management that value short-term benefit over long-term strategy.

The site of the company's former main plant, in Bethlehem, PA, is now home to an arts and entertainment district called SteelStacks. The plant's 5 blast furnaces have been left standing and serve as the back drop for this new campus. The site currently features a contemporary performing arts center, called the ArtsQuest Center, at the west end and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, to the east of the site. Future attractions include a free music pavilion, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks.

Bethlehem Steel Video

A PBNE switcher takes slag cars to the slag dump where they are dumped by a crane.
4.97 min. | 4.88 user rating
Shot at Bethlehem Steel on 6-2-08 during the filming of Transformers 2.
1.37 min. | 3.94 user rating
The tapping of blast furnace 'C' at Bethlehem Steel taken in the 1990s. Photographed by Mike Curry.
5.87 min. | 4.86 user rating
Taken in 1992, it shows the filling of hot metal cars with iron at the blast furnace at Bethlehem Steel
2.92 min. | 4.78 user rating
Short vintage film clip shows life in 1950's Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania. Features Bethlehem Steel, Hess's department stores
0.97 min. | 4.87 user rating
A short clip of the first day of Transformers 2 being filmed in Bethlehem, PA at the Bethlehem Steel site. 3 military helicopters along with 2 other helicopters made numerous runs directly above us. Pictures are here:
0.27 min. | 4.75 user rating
This whistle was originally used on the French ocean liner SS Normandie. After the ship was destroyed, the whistle was used at the Bethlehem, PA, plant of Bethlehem Steel.
1.02 min. | 4.96 user rating
Last of three parts: I start with my usual "camera crammed between the track and wall" shot, which in this case left me with only 1/8" between the edge of the camcorder and the hot-metal cars. I couldn't even use the high-capacity battery I switched to for the last few minutes of video. I finish off the last of the footage with a 360-degree pan of the train circling the entire test track, my cheap tripod groaning at the low speed rotation. The tower crane (called "Giant Crane") is a 70's era Tomy product made for Sears Roebuck & Co., carrying the Sears brand name on the box (but nowhere on the crane itself) It's one of the few toys from my 1970's childhood (other than my first Lionels) that survive to the present day largely intact.
2.77 min. | 4.61 user rating
Taken during a test run in the spring of 2006, this is a run by of former Bethlehem Steel Co. #21. This is a 20 ton Whitcomb diesel-electric locomotive built in 1941. It was restored to operation by Lehigh Valley Rail Management for the National Museum of Industrial History. The locomotive is not yet accessible to the public.
0.48 min. | 4.85 user rating
A trip from blast furnace to BOF with a hot metal car on my HO 'Bethlehem Steel Home Layout'.
4.13 min. | 4.54 user rating

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Pottstown seeks $1M EPA grant to clean up industrial sites - Pottstown Mercury Tweet this news
Pottstown Mercury--POTTSTOWN � Borough officials are hoping Norfolk Southern's project to open a rail hub on the old -Bethlehem Steel- site ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:17:44 GMT+00:00
Dent understands need for big, small business - Allentown Morning Call Tweet this news
Allentown Morning Call--When -Bethlehem Steel- and Mack Trucks were the big businesses in the Lehigh Valley, people were proud to say they worked there. Unemployment was down and our ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 10:13:26 GMT+00:00
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Loyola College Greyhound (subscription)--Ted Blusiewicz started driving shuttles around Loyola's campus 13 years ago after the bankruptcy of -Bethlehem Steel- Corporation, where he worked for 34 ... - Date : Sun, 07 Nov 2010 02:26:01 GMT+00:00
L.V. Music: Another act identified for Musikfest Cafe - Allentown Morning Call Tweet this news
Allentown Morning Call---...- date at the ArtsQuest Center's Musikfest Café, being built on former -Bethlehem Steel- land at the SteelStacks entertainment campus in South Bethlehem. ... - Date : Fri, 05 Nov 2010 19:44:00 GMT+00:00
GOP's Charlie Dent re-elected in Pa 15th District - Beaver County Times Tweet this news
Beaver County Times--Callahan oversaw the transformation of the defunct -Bethlehem Steel- plant into the Sands casino. However, Dent has harped on city budget shortfalls that ... - Date : Wed, 03 Nov 2010 03:19:44 GMT+00:00
Wilbur Ross on Charlie Rose - Tweet this news year later, Ross performed the same drill on busted behemoth -Bethlehem Steel-. Meanwhile, between the tariffs, China's suddenly insatiable demand for steel ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 13:53:30 GMT+00:00
Youmeller Campbell - Tweet this news worked as a millwright at -Bethlehem Steel- Mill in Burns Harbor, IN for approximately 27 years. He was called to the ministry in 1989 and served as ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:23:04 GMT+00:00
Why 'Mad Men' rules: Don Draper vs. Pete Campbell - The Express Times - Tweet this news
The Express Times -, after Pete upstages Don in a meeting with -Bethlehem Steel-. "Listen Pete, I need you to go get a cardboard box and put your things in it. Okay? ... - Date : Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:29:28 GMT+00:00
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Grand Re-Groundbreaking - Casino Gaming Stock Tweet this news
Casino Gaming Stock--Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS: 24.94 +3.36%) is celebrating a turning stone in the overall revitalization of the former -Bethlehem Steel- site in Bethlehem ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:47:29 GMT+00:00
Founders Way change on hold - Allentown Morning Call Tweet this news
Allentown Morning Call--He suggested that Founders Way � which runs close to the iconic blast furnaces � be renamed -Bethlehem Steel- Way. The nearby First Street would be ... - Date : Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:53:39 GMT+00:00

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