National Tube Works Shuttered In McKeesport

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At the last vestige of the old National Tube Works in McKeesport, 117 years of pipemaking came to a quiet end on Friday.

U.S. Steel‘s McKeesport Tubular Operations, an electric resistance weld plant producing standard line pipe, will be “idled indefinitely,” company officials said.

In small groups throughout the day, employees filed out, carrying literal pink slips marking the end of U.S. Steel’s operation there.

Several approached for comment waved off a reporter.

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One comment on “National Tube Works Shuttered In McKeesport

  1. Once again,the Pittsburgh area is losing more jobs.
    It’s heartbreaking to see these jobs and this company go under. My Grandfather and uncles worked for National Tube. These types of jobs are the heartbeat of our country. Having lived in the Pittsburgh area all my life,I know we are the hardest workers in the country, if not, the world.We NEED manufacturing jobs!
    We can thank the EPA,IRS,the demo-rats for killing these jobs.

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