With 102 years of business behind us, ArcelorMittal Dofasco has learned that innovation driven by continuous improvement is the secret to sustainability and success in manufacturing – a common theme being discussed on Parliament Hill, in boardrooms and on the shop floor this month as Canada celebrates Manufacturing Month.
From taking a chance on producing Tin in the 1920s, to being the first in North America to invest in oxygen steelmaking, to more recent efforts to increase our Electric Arc Furnace’s capability in accepting varying ratios of scrap steel and liquid iron, ArcelorMittal Dofasco has a long history of continuously improving our facilities through ingenuity and investment.
Many of these achievements have put us in the spotlight as an example of the power of Canadian manufacturing. This week was no exception as we learned that we were awarded a worldsteel Steelie Award for Innovation of the Year for the second year in a row. The nod was in recognition of the world’s only automated beam that can be remote controlled to accommodate both a hot metal ladle and a scrap bucket in our Electric Arc Furnace.
It’s this sort of continuous improvement that finds its way into every aspect of our company, whether in steelmaking processes, devising solutions for our customers’ major challenges or contributing to the development of manufacturing policy that will help Canadians succeed.
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