STEEL: In Ben's Shoes

Big Steel's top brass drove out from Pittsburgh last week to the company's most famous plant, Homestead. It is the plant that Andrew Carnegie once owned, and it was the keystone of the great 1901 merger on which U.S. Steel was built. Now, half a century later, Chairman-President Ben Fairless and his aides came to witness another milestone: the pouring of Big Steel's one billionth ton of metal. Never before in world history had one company made as much; it was twice as much as all the mills in Russia had ever made....

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