US Steel to lay off 350 at East Chicago tin mill

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
FILE - In this file photo taken April 26, 2010, the U.S.Steel logo is shown outside the headquarters building in downtown Pittsburgh.

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (WLS) -- U.S. Steel says it will lay off more than 350 workers as part of a temporary closure of its tin mill in East Chicago, Ind.

The company says layoffs will begin in mid-March, but has not said how long the plant will be closed.

A spokesperson says low-priced tin product imports have hurt domestic business.

U.S. Steel has announced about 1,300 layoffs across the country this month.