- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - The Georgetown steel mill is now closed and the city is looking toward the future.

Multiple media outlets report while the official closing was Thursday production at the mill actually stopped last month. The mill owner announced earlier this year it was closing the plant leaving 226 workers without jobs.

The plant was ArcelorMittal’s main producer of wire rod in the United States. The company said it could no longer compete with foreign steel wire imports it said are being unfairly traded domestically.

Mayor Jack Scoville tells WCIV television (http://bit.ly/1gG8fgW ) the city will lose up to a half million dollars in tax and business fee revenue. Scoville says there are no immediate plans for the property but the city planning committee will conduct a study of the site.

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