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Big Steel: The First Century of the United States Steel by Kenneth Warren

By Kenneth Warren

Big Steel is the 1st finished heritage of the corporate on the heart of America’s twentieth-century business life––the usa metal Corporation.  Granted extraordinary entry to the U.S. metal information, Warren tells the compelling heritage of this business.

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Big Steel: The First Century of the United States Steel Corporation, 1901-2001

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He gave it. "29 What for Carnegie marked the end of one of the most successful of all industrial careers signaled the beginning of a new industrial era. On Monday, 1 April 190 I, the United States Steel Corporation began business. Early Years of Industry Leadership, 1901-1904 When asked why he had helped in the formation of us Steel. John Warne Gates replied, "To convert a lot of doubtful assets into cash,"l He had been hurt by J. P. Morgan's refusal to include him on the Board of Directors. Even if this showed in the frank cynicism of his statement, there was at least an element of truth in Gates's words, for much of the nominal capital did not represent tangible assets.

He forecast that in very prosperous times their percentage would be smaller than this and in less buoyant periods very much larger. 7 percent. 7 percent in 1904. 7 percent; after this in no year was it ever again over 60 percent. In short, Schwab's anticipations of better performances in times of difficulty, projected from years of experience at Carnegie Steel, were quickly disproved. In other respects too early indicators were disappointing. For instance, earnings in relation to capital or per ton of steel were less good than in the predecessor companies as a whole, and in the former respect these were particularly behind what had recently happened at Carnegie Steel.

Where it would operate as a "boom" plantthat is. working only when other mills were over stretched. Dinkey reported that Greenville "is on the line of the Bessemer road and is the only one of the isolated plants that I think we should keep up. By these changes. we shall abandon all the plants I imagine we want to abandon. except Duncansville. I think when that plant shuts down next time. it should be scrapped. " The Warren. Girard. and Duncansville mills were all written off at this time; Greenville was last worked in 1918.

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