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History of Geneva Steel, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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Since its construction, Geneva has had a significant impact on the local economy of Utah County. It has provided thousands of well-paying jobs and attracted a number of ancillary industries, such as fabricating plants. After more than forty years of operation, the plant was shut down in early 1987 due to a combination of factors: increased foreign competition, higher labor costs, and the corporate policies of USX (formerly U.S. Steel). It started up again later that same year under new ownership--Basic Manufacturing and Technology of Utah, Inc.

Today, *Geneva faces the challenges of many "smokestack" industries competing in a worldwide economy. By lowering production and labor costs, adopting new technologies, and implementing new marketing and management strategies the plant is working to retain its position as a profitable and important industry in the state.

Roger Roper

*After a second bankruptcy hearing in 2002 and the unwillingness of creditors to lend money, the plant closed.
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