STEEL: Pride of Pueblo

In Denver, early one morning this week, some 900 people climbed aboard a special train for Pueblo, Colo., 120 miles away; another special train pulled into Pueblo from Chicago. The visitors joined a crowd of 4,000 to watch the official opening of a $30 million steel pipe mill, first of its kind west of the Mississippi. With a capacity of 150,000 net tons a year, the new mill will turn out seamless pipe for a ready-made market: the oil industry of western U.S. and Canada.

Pueblo's new pipe mill is the latest step...

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