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Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Efficient, agile, smart, Seattle’s steel mill keeps the fires burning

Behind protective glass and colored panels, Shane Wheeler operates the electric arc furnace that melts the steel. When a “charge” of scrap is dumped into the furnace, a wave of intense heat is felt even through the thick glass protecting him.