Arcelor Mittal Plant Closure Protest in Hennepin, Illinois (USA)

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The Arcelor Mittal plant, which closed after several rounds of layoffs in between March 1-20, 2009, in Hennepin, Illinois on July 20, 2009.  The plant, owned by the largest steel company in the world, Mittal, had previously employed 280 hourly workers and an unknown salaried employees; an informational picket set up at both the main and west gates to the plant has claimed one major success, the refusal of a company to strip the plant and send the machinery offshore.