Demolition begins on old Putnam County steel plant

Demolition begins on old Putnam County steel plant

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HENNEPIN, Ill. (HOI) -- -

The former Arcelor Mittal steel plant in Putnam County is being torn down.

A business representative tells the Journal Star that most of the approximately 1.35 million square foot complex was being demolished.

The plant was purchased by IPS Steel of Michigan in 2014, but was sold last month to a Chicago based company.

The former Arcelor Mittal facility was shut down in 2009, killing 300 jobs. 

It is unclear what will happen to the property after the demolition is complete.

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