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2008-10-03 00:00:17

Koppers Holdings Inc. of Pittsburgh said Wednesday it completed previously announced $160 million sale of its metallurgical coke plant in Monessen to Arcelor Mittal Holdings Inc. Koppers expects to get $90 million in cash from the sale. Arcelor Mittal had been buying all of the Monessen plant's annual production of 320,000 metric tons of coke. Arcelor Mittal said the acquisition is a step toward increasing its self-sufficiency in coke production. Originally published by The Tribune-Review....

2008-08-05 18:00:29

By Chris Buckley, The Valley Independent, Monessen, Pa. Aug. 5--MONESSEN -- For most of the veteran workforce at the coke plant, Monday's informal meeting with company officials was something they had seen before. The current employer was announcing that the 67-year-old coke plant was being sold. The difference this time was the workers left the plant at day's end confident they will be punching timecards for years to come. On Monday, Koppers Holdings Inc., of Pittsburgh, announced...

2008-08-05 03:00:34

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 5--Koppers Holdings Inc. of Pittsburgh said Monday it is selling its Monessen coke plant to the world's largest steelmaker for $160 million in a deal that will end its involvement in the coke-making business. Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings, said it expects the sale to ArcelorMittal SA of Luxembourg to be completed in the fourth quarter. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals. The sale would affect about 180...

2008-08-05 00:00:29

By Joe Napsha Koppers Holdings Inc. of Pittsburgh said today it signed a deal to sell its metallurgical coke-producing plant in Monessen to ArcelorMittal SA for about $160 million. Koppers operates the coke plant in southern Westmoreland County. It expects the sale to be completed in the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approvals. ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, currently purchases all of the coke produced at the plant. The Monessen plant has an annual production of...

2008-08-04 03:00:22

Regulatory News: ArcelorMittal, the world's leading steel company, today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Koppers' Monessen Coke Plant from Koppers Inc. for $US 160 million. Koppers' Monessen Coke Plant, located in Monessen, Pennsylvania produced 320,000 metric tons of metallurgical coke in 2007. The transaction is subject to receipt of relevant regulatory approvals. Commenting, Sudhir Maheshwari, Member of ArcelorMittal's Group Management Board with...

2008-07-26 15:00:34

By Jeff Oliver, The Valley Independent, Monessen, Pa. Jul. 26--When Susan Clark Ghoweri was growing up in Belle Vernon in the 60s and early 70s, she probably never thought she'd be a world traveler. Then again, when she was hired at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. in Monessen in the clerical department after graduating from Belle Vernon Area in 1973, she probably never thought she'd one day be out of a job. "I was very disappointed when the mill closed," she admitted. "I was forced to...

2008-07-21 00:00:26

By Ron Paglia Speaking at West Virginia University's Eberly College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony earlier this year, Dr. Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera emphasized her love of family and learning and the benefits of growing up in Monessen. "I was the first child in my family to attend college," Hunter- Cevera, a 1970 Eberly graduate, told the graduates and guests at the WVU. "My parents never finished high school. But having survived the Great Depression, they valued education above...

2008-06-18 18:00:45

By Stacy Wolford, The Valley Independent, Monessen, Pa. Jun. 18--MONESSEN -- Two-time cancer survivor Rosalie Nicksich is hoping the Relay For Life set for this weekend will top last year's goal. And she's confident the Mid-Mon Valley will once again make the annual event an overwhelming success. After a year of planning, the eighth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Mon Valley is set for Saturday and Sunday at the City Park walking track. Teams will begin walking...

2007-08-12 06:15:52

MONESSEN, Pa. - A high school art teacher who went on a date with a porn star after winning a satellite radio contest has resigned. Jaison Biagini traveled to St. Petersburg, Fla., last month after winning the date on the Sirius satellite radio show "Bubba the Love Sponge." The school board voted Tuesday to accept his resignation. Biagini, who taught art for 14 years at Monessen High School, said he entered the contest because he wanted to win the free trip and visit the Salvador Dali...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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