US Steel Chooses Pittsburgh as New Headquarters Location

US Steel Chooses Pittsburgh as New Headquarters Location

Nov. 24, 2014
The building, which will be constructed with sustainable building practices for U.S. Green Building Council LEED version 3 certification, will be completed in 2017.

U.S. Steel, with an annual raw steelmaking capability of 24.4 million net tons, announced on November 24 that it will relocate its corporate headquarters but will stay in Pittsburgh.

The company's new location in Pittsburgh’s lower Hill District will enable the area's 800 employees to be located under one roof.  The building, which will be constructed with sustainable building practices for U.S. Green Building Council LEED version 3 certification, will be completed in 2017,

“As we continue on our Carnegie Way transformation journey and write the next chapter in the history of U.S. Steel, we are proud that our roots will remain firmly planted in Pittsburgh as we call the lower Hill our new home,” said U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi .“These headquarters are an important investment in our employees and our future, as we foster increased collaboration far beyond the walls of this new building.”

The building will use the company's products where possible as steel supports sustainable building practices by reducing the carbon footprint of building materials through its inherent recyclability. Steel is the most recycled material globally, exceeding other metals, paper and glass, combined, according to a company statement.

“The U.S. Steel headquarters will be the first construction done at this site where the Civic Arena once stood and will advance what is anticipated to be a world-class, mixed use development," said the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. 

The building, which  will be operated by an affiliate of the Penguins, “demonstrates the continued strength of our manufacturing sector and the connectedness to the region’s quality of life amenities," the group added. "By coming together on this development project, these iconic organizations are continuing the transformation of Pittsburgh.”

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Bio: Adrienne Selko has written about many topics over the 17 years she has been with the publication and currently focuses on workforce development strategies. Previously Adrienne was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck? which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics and EHS Today

Editorial mission statement: Manufacturing is the enviable position of creating products, processes and policies that solve the world’s problems. When the industry stepped up to manufacture what was necessary to combat the pandemic, it revealed its true nature. My goal is to showcase the sector’s ability to address a broad range of workforce issues including technology, training, diversity & inclusion, with a goal of enticing future generations to join this amazing sector.

Why I find manufacturing interesting: On my first day working for a company that made medical equipment such as MRIs, I toured the plant floor. On every wall was a photo of a person, mostly children. I asked my supervisor why this was the case and he said that the work we do at this company has saved these people’s lives. “We never forget how important our work is and everyone’s contribution to that.” From that moment on I was hooked on manufacturing.

I have talked with many people in this field who have transformed their own career development to assist others. For example, companies are hiring those with disabilities, those previously incarcerated and other talent pools that have been underutilized. I have talked with leaders who have brought out the best in their workforce, as well as employees doing their best work while doing good for the world. 

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