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Bethlehem Works
40 36' 87 N
75 22' 47 W

The Bethlehem Steel plant, which was in operation until 1995, is the future sight for Bethlehem Works. The history of Bethlehem Steel extends back to a small company begun in 1857. In 1904, Bethlehem Steel Corporation was founded. The company installed a revolutionary mill and began production of the first wide-flange structural shapes to be made in America. The Bethlehem plant grew to be the number one supplier of steel to construction companies in the United States.

During World War I and II, many of the nation’s battle ships were constructed using Bethlehem steel.

In the mid 1980’s competition entered the marketplace. Other companies began to produce lighter, lower construction grade steel. This new type of steel was used to build low-rise buildings and the need for high-grade steel was phased out.

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