Warren, O. - These photos were taken in the 56" hot strip mill in the former Republic Steel Warren works when it was operating as Warren Consolidated Industries (WCI). These photos are one of a kind, ones I've never seen and can never be duplicated considering this mill is a brownfield now. These hit close to home, my Pops hauled plenty of coils out of this mill and I was looking to get my CDL so I could go run a crane out there right before they shut down.
They were taken and submitted by Ken Treharn who worked in the mills for 43 and a half years, starting out in the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Brier Hill works open hearth melt shop in 68. He worked was a craneman in the 56" mill in Warren for 23 years as you will read in the captions. My man was very thorough and provided a ton of background information on the photos. Enough out of me, read his words in the captions and see his world for 23 years of his life through his eyes below.