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Former RG Steel employees await re-opening plans

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Union officials: Esmark Steel hasn't been in contact since Dec. 2012

YORKVILLE, Ohio -- Workers at the RG Steel plant in eastern Ohio are awaiting action to re-open the facility following the company's liquidation.
Union employees at the Yorkville Steel Plant say they hope Esmark Steel - which acquired the plant during bankruptcy proceedings - will take the necessary steps to invest in the facility and restore plant operations. There have been no signs of life at the 100-year-old steel mill on Public Road in Yorkville since operations there ceased and the workforce was laid off more than a year ago.
Union officials, however, say they are growing more and more skeptical. Jerry Conners, the president of United Steel Workers Local 1223 says that re-opening date has moved several times. He fears Esmark Steel currently has no plans to re-open the facility, adding that Esmark officials have not contacted the union since December 2012.
Layoffs at the Yorkville Steel Plant - and more recently, the Ormet Corporation in Monroe County - have left thousands of United Steelworkers members in eastern Ohio without work in the last 18 months.

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