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LORAIN, OH (WOIO) –

On Thursday, Republic Steel announced it is temporarily idling the rolling mill operations at its Lorain facility, which will result in approximately 200 layoffs.

Officials say about 900 employees will continue to be employed at the company’s other locations in Canton, Massillon, Solon, along with Lackawanna, NY, and Hamilton, Ontario.

According to officials, the Lorain plant has continued to struggle over the past year with a decline in the energy market and customer demand. With a negative 2016 economic forecast and continued dumping of steel imports, company officials say there was no other option but to idle the Lorain plant.

 

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