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Libyan Iron and Steel Company

Company name 
Libyan Iron and Steel Company
Company typeState-owned
IndustrySteelmaking
FoundedSeptember 18, 1979
HeadquartersMisrata
Key peopleMohamed (Chairman)
Mohammad Zidan (General Manager)
Ali M. Shtewi (Operations Manager)
ProductsSteel
Concrete slab
Reinforced Steel
Hot-Briquetted Iron
Sponge iron
Rods
ServicesHot briquetting of direct reduced iron (DRI)
Revenue(+)$250 million (2005)
Employees6,500 (2006)
ParentLibyan Government

Libyan Iron and Steel Company

NamePort of Libyan Iron and Steel Company
CountryLibya
LocationMisrata District
Coordinates 
OperatedLibyan Iron and Steel Company
OwnerLibyan Iron and Steel Company
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The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (Lisco) is one of the largest iron and steelmaking companies operating in North Africa. Based in Misrata, it is subsidized and owned by the Libyan government. Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi officially laid Lisco's foundation stone on September 18, 1979. In 2004, the online magazine Arab Steel ranked Lisco third among the largest Arab iron and steel companies.


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