How Harvey Heroics Helped to Save JSW Steel

December 2017, Vol. 244, No. 12

By Michael Reed, Managing Editor

If necessity truly is the mother of invention, there are not too many greater motivators of creative thinking than the destructive force of a hurricane, as employees at JSW Steel (USA) discovered in late August. With Hurricane Harvey barreling down on the 700-acre facility, a handful of the company’s workers made a bold decision – they would stay on the property until the storm subsided in an effort to protect the plant’s millions of dollars worth of equipment from floodwater. “I explained to my volunteers that, in all likelihood, they would be stuck and not…

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