Bethlehem Steel’s “Last Cast”

Bethlehem Steel was one of the largest steel producing companies in the world and a major force in the history of our city. Its origins go back to 1857; mergers formed what became officially known as “Bethlehem Steel” in 1904. The company officially dissolved in 2003, but 1995 is marked as the date of the “last cast” at the Bethlehem plant.

See the article “A Final Blast of Molten Ore, Then Quiet — Bethlehem’s Rule in Steel and Iron Guted by Progress” here.

You can search our newspaper database for additional stories here using your library card. Several other newspaper articles on the last days of the plant can be found below.

In 2020, ArtsQuest, NMIH, BAPL, and other area organizations celebrated 25 years since the “Last Cast” with a memorial event.

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