Hibbing Taconite Company
Hibbing Taconite Company is a raw materials operation that is a part of Cleveland Cliffs which is the largest producer of flat rolled steel in the United States.
Hibbing Taconite Company produces about 7.8 million tons of standard iron-bearing pellets and mines about 29 million tons of ore annually. The pellets are shipped to Cleveland-Cliffs’ facility in Burns Harbor, Indiana.
Hibbing operations consist of an open-pit truck and shovel mine and a concentrator that utilizes single-stage crushing, autogenous mills, and magnetic separation to produce a magnetite concentrate. The concentrate is then delivered to an on-site pellet plant. From the site, pellets are transported by BNSF rail to a ship loading port at Superior, Wisconsin.
With thousands of employees along with a deep history in the area Hib Tac represents the beating heart of The Range!
5 million long tons of iron ore pellets in 2022
Advancements in using direct reduced iron (DRI) and hot briquetted iron (HBI) in place of pig iron are increasing productivity and reducing GHG emissions in steelmaking.
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