United States Steel Corporation (U. S. Steel) is an integrated steel producer with production operations in North America and Europe. The Company has annual raw steel production capability of 31.7 million net tons (tons) (24.3 million tons in North America and 7.4 million tons in Europe). U. S. Steel is also engaged in other business activities including the production of coke in both North America and Europe and iron ore pellets in North America, and transportation services (railroad and barge operations), real estate operations, and engineering and consulting services in North America. U. S. Steel has three reportable operating segments: Flat-rolled Products (Flat-rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE) and Tubular Products (Tubular). On January 31, 2009, the Company completed the sale of a majority of the operating assets of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) to a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company. On October 31, 2008, U. S. Steel acquired the interests in the Clairton 1314B Partnership, L.P. (1314B).
The Flat-rolled segment includes the operating results of U. S. Steel’s North American integrated steel mills and equity investees involved in the production of slabs, sheets, tin mill products, strip mill plates and rounds for Tubular, as well as all iron ore and coke production facilities in the United States and Canada. These operations primarily serve North American customers in the service center, conversion, transportation (including automotive), construction, container, and appliance and electrical markets. Flat-rolled has annual raw steel production capability of 24.3 million tons. Raw steel production was 19.2 million tons during the year ended December 31, 2008.
U. S. Steel Europe
The USSE segment includes the operating results of U. S. Steel Kosice (USSK), U. S. Steel’s integrated steel mill and coke production facilities in Slovakia; U. S. Steel Serbia (USSS), U. S. Steel’s integrated steel mill and other facilities in Serbia; and equity investees located in Europe. USSE primarily serves customers in the European construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation (including automotive), appliance and electrical, and oil, gas and petrochemical markets. USSE produces and sells sheet, strip mill plate, tin mill and tubular products, as well as heating radiators and refractories. USSE has annual raw steel production capability of 7.4 million tons. USSE’s raw steel production was 6.4 million tons in 2008.
The Tubular segment includes the operating results of U. S. Steel’s tubular production facilities, primarily in the United States, and equity investees in the United States and Brazil. These operations produce and sell both seamless and electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular products and primarily serve customers in the oil, gas and petrochemical markets. Tubular’s annual production capability is 2.8 million tons.
U. S. Steel’s Other Businesses include transportation services, the management and development of real estate and engineering and consulting services. In addition to Gary Railway Company in Indiana, U. S. Steel owns Lake Terminal Railroad Company in Ohio; Union Railroad Company and McKeesport Connecting Railroad Company in Pennsylvania; Birmingham Southern Railroad Company, Fairfield Southern Company, Inc., Mobile River Terminal Company, and Warrior and Gulf Navigation Company, all located in Alabama; Delray Connecting Railroad Company in Michigan and Texas & Northern Railroad Company in Texas; all of which comprise U. S. Steel’s transportation business.
U. S. Steel owns, develops and manages various real estate assets, which include approximately 200,000 acres of surface rights primarily in Alabama, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. In addition, U. S. Steel participates in joint ventures that are developing real estate projects in Alabama and Maryland. U. S. Steel also owns approximately 4,000 acres of land in Ontario, Canada. Met-Chem Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of U. S. Steel, is a consulting company providing engineering services in the mining and mineral processing sectors.