The new "strand" (it's 10 inches thick by 80 inches wide) of cast steel emerges from the straighten which unbends the steel that was cast on a 33 foot radius curve. It's attached to the "dummy" bar which pulls it rhough the machine until it goes through the motor driven straightener rolls.
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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