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Oregon Steel Industry
Oregon’s steel industry manufactures sheet and extruded steel, steel wire, pipes, tubes, cold finishes steel shapes and manufactures related metal products.   Oregon steel mills and blast furnaces use predominantly recycled steel for feedstock.  In 1999, the primary steel industry in Oregon included approximately 90 companies employing more than 11,000 people.  Currently, the industry employs about 0.1 percent of Oregon’s total employment and 0.6 percent of the statewide manufacturing employment.  
  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial technologies helps industry research and demonstrate leading edge or emerging technologies. The following technologies are likely to become commercially available in the next year or two and will yield energy savings, wastereduction or productivity benefits for this industry.
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