CLEVELAND, OH -- Cleveland-Cliffs has announced it will temporarily stop construction of its new hot-briquetted iron (HBI) facility in Toledo, Ohio.
According to the company, the decision was made in accordance with guidelines set by the Governor of Ohio regarding COVID-19 concerns.
The construction stoppage goes into effect on March 20th.
In a press release, Cleveland-Cliffs said it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation.
All other Cleveland-Cliffs iron ore mining and steelmaking facilities will remain in operation.
Cleveland-Cliffs owns Northshore Mine in Silver Bay and United Taconite in Forbes, MN.