​Member Spotlight


    Cleveland-Cliffs is Steel.


    Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steel producer and the largest supplier of steel to the automotive industry in North America. The company serves a diverse range of markets due to its comprehensive and specialty grades of steel. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with approximately 27,000 employees across the company. Cleveland-Cliffs employs a sustainable business model focused on the best environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices and production of clean steel.


    Locally, Middletown Works and the Cleveland-Cliffs Research and Innovation Center are located in Middletown, Ohio. Middletown Works is an integrated steel operation with carbon steel melting, casting, hot- and cold-rolling and finishing operations. The operation employs over 2,200 people. Middletown Works is certified in critical worldwide quality management standards as it consistently demonstrates its ability to provide products and services that meet customer standards, robust environmental management system and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. This includes IATF 16949:2016 Certificate, ISO 9001:2015 Certificate, and ISO 14001:2015 Certificate.


    The steel made at Middletown Works ends up in automotive, appliance, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, culvert and a variety of other end-use products. For example, the exposed and unexposed automotive steel needs of customers destined for door panels, hood skins and quarter panels. Several automotive companies have recognized Middletown Works for its production high quality steel. This includes Ford’s Q1 Quality Certificate and Gold World Excellence Award; GM’s Supplier of the Year Award; and Toyota’s “Superior Quality and Delivery Award.


    Middletown Works has an innovative 18-month maintenance technician apprentice program held jointly with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM local 1943). As part of its broader mobile maintenance and maintenance technology initiative, Middletown has up to 60 multi-crafted maintenance technicians providing on-the-job training to apprentice technicians.


    Cleveland-Cliffs continues to drive innovation to produce the next generation of industry-changing grades of steel. The company has dedicated its technical and engineering resources to anticipating its customers' ever-evolving needs. The centerpiece of its research program is the Research and Innovation Center (RIC), a 135,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in Middletown, Ohio, designed to be customer friendly and facilitate joint development projects. With a culture focused on both innovation and collaboration, Cleveland-Cliffs’ new products include next-generation advanced high-strength carbon and specialty steels to help automotive customers design lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles that maintain superior strength and safety performance.


    Visit www.clevelandcliffs.com for more information.