An operator controls the "stopper rod" that regulates the flow of molten steel into the mold. Other operators distibute mold powder over the molten steer the molten metal to protect and lubricate it as it moves through the mold.
So, it's over.
The steel mill where I've worked for 22 years has closed the "melt shop" where now steel is made by melting scrap and refining it into new and better steel grades. No more.
I went in early AM to catch the last heat melted and followed it down the line.
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