Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Turbulent Story of Steelmaking on Teesside

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Turbulent Story of Steelmaking on Teesside

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* 1999: Corus comes into being through the merger of British Steel and Dutch rival Hoogovens. * April, 2003: Corus announces the Lackenby and Redcar sites will no longer supply the company internally but will have to fend for themselves by competing on the international market.

* December, 2004: Teesside steel workers receive the best Christmas present they could hope for as Corus reveals an agreement for its Teesside Cast Products business to supply a consortium of overseas companies for the next decade. * January, 2007: Tata wins the bidding battle for Corus.

* April, 2007: Tata completes the acquisition of Corus.

* May, 2009: Corus announces the mothballing of the TCP blast furnace after members of the TCP consortium walked out on the supply agreement.

* December, 2009: Embattled Corus chief executive, Kirby Adams, arrives on Teesside to confirm mothballing of TCP with the loss of hundreds of jobs.

* February, 2010: Mothballing begins. …

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