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Series IV. Steel Production and Plant Operations, 1935-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains items relating to the efficient and safe production of steel at the Homestead Works. Specific topics include basic and integral operations of the steel mill and the planning associated with maintaining high levels of production in the steel industry. Records in this series describe the production of various products including steel sheets, bearings, and beams and their sale. Also included is material relating to employee training and safety; items illustrating the effect of strikes on mill production; and the transfer of responsibility for effective mill operations from the accounting department to a specialized production-planning department in the 1950s.

Subseries 1. Production -- General

Folder 21 "Bibliography of Sheet and Strip Mills for Committee on Construction," Homestead Works, 1935
Folder 22 "Open Hearth Division: Man Turns per Week at Various Levels of Shop Activity," 1949
Folder 23 Open Hearth Miscellaneous, 1949-1962
Folder 24 "Product Facilities and Services, Johnstown Works, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation," January 1950
Folder 25 Management Roster, U.S. Steel Operation Department, 1951
Folder 26 "Production Planning Building, Air Raid Alert Procedure," 1955
Folder 27 Miscellaneous Papers of the Chief Metallurgist
Folder 28 Production and Shipping Figures, 1964-1975
Folder 29 Miscellaneous Production Statistics, 1898-1982
Folder 30 Structural Shorts, 1975-1976
Folder 31 Rough Draft, "Development of Process Sequence Operations Planning and Control Standard Practice," ca 1979

Box 5
Folder 1 Production Planning Department Papers
Folder 2 Sales Orders, Mills, 1964 and 1966
Folder 3 Reports on Rolls and Bearings Mills, 1958
Folder 4 Forge Rolls Information, ca. 1970
Folder 5 "Study Relating to the Break-up Roll Breakage at 160" Plate Mill Homestead District Works," 1961
Folder 6 160" Mill "Hot Rolled to Finish Yield" meetings, 1980-1981
Folder 7 160" Mill production statistics, 1978-1980
Folder 8 160"/45" Mill Miscellaneous
Folder 9 Drafting Practices on 100" Mill, 1958
Folder 10 100" Mill Miscellaneous, 1948-1972
Folder 11 Plate Mill Miscellaneous
Folder 12 Evaluation of Contoured Insulation Hot Top for 36" x 52" Beam Shape Mold (photographs included), August 20, 1952

Subseries 2. Training

Folder 13 "Open Hearth First Helper Training Program" for U.S. Steel Duquesne Works, October 12, 1951
Folder 14 "Furnace Operators manual" for Open Hearth at Edgar Thomson Works
Folder 15 "Open Hearth Operating Experiences for Operating and Technical Trainees"
Folder 16 "Open Hearth #5 First helper Orientation program," Homestead Works, 1959
Folder 17 "First Helper's Manual," Open Hearth #5, Homestead Works, 1974

Subseries 3. Accounting

Folder 18 Report on "Proposed Transfer of Production Planning Responsibilities from the Accounting Department Mill Clerical Units to the Production Planning Department," Homestead Works, February 6, 1953
Folder 19 Material Related to Proposed Transfer to Production Planning Responsibilities from the Accounting Department, 1952-1960

Subseries 4. Safety

Folder 20 Safety Supervisors Conference, 1955
Folder 21 Miscellaneous Safety Materials, 1957-1982
Folder 22 Accident Report, 1985
Folder 23 Emergency Operations Alerting Procedure

Subseries 5. Strikes -- Production Shutdown and Startup

Folder 24 Temporary Shutdown of Open Hearth #2, August 1945
Folder 25 Start-up data for Open Hearth #2, 1946
Folder 26 Four Day Open Hearth Division Operation Plan, 1949
Folder 27 Shutdown data, 1959
Folder 28 Open Hearth vacation analysis, 1947-1948
Folder 29 Employee Reallocation during Open Hearth #2 Shutdown, July 3, 1949
Folder 30 Employee Reallocation during Open Hearth #3 Shutdown, July 3, 1949
Folder 31 Employee Reallocation during Open Hearth #4 Shutdown, July 3, 1949
Folder 32 Employee Reallocation during Open Hearth #5 Shutdown, July 3, 1949
Folder 33 Shutdown Preparation for Strike, 1959
Folder 34 Startup Operations for Strike, 1959
Folder 35 Miscellaneous, 1959