The Blast Furnace

During CF&I’s 121 year history, the method of steelmaking transitioned from Bessemer Converter to Blast Furnace and Open Hearth to Basic Oxygen Furnace to Electric Arc Furnaces. Blast furnaces were 50-100 foot cylinders constructed from fire bricks surrounded… Read More

The Electric Arc Furnace

In 1973, CF&I completed a major project of building a new electric arc furnace melt shop. The highlight of this new facility was the $11 million continuous caster machinery which allowed the company to increase steel making capacity… Read More