Heart of Steel


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Heart of Steel is a collaborative reporting series with The Plain Dealer examining the issues surrounding steel manufacturing industry in Cleveland.

The iconic factory in Cleveland’s industrial flats has seen ups and downs over the decades but is currently home to one of the most productive steel plants in the United States. ideastream reporters David C. Barnett and Matt Richmond dive deep with the very workings of the plant, the workers who keep it going, how steel has been portrayed in the arts, and what the plant has meant to the families that live on either side of valleys that hold it.

Read features in this series from The Plain Dealer.

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