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An electric arc furnace heats the iron to 2,600 degrees as temporary workers at ME Global pour the molten iron into a ladle for testing. (2000 file / News Tribune)

Duluth foundry to lay off 39 workers due to recession

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A recent slowdown in mining activities will prompt ME Global of Gary-New Duluth to lay off 39 workers a week from today. The foundry employs 103 people.

ME, based in Minneapolis, manufactures steel castings and other high-wear parts for the mining industry at its facility in Gary-New Duluth.

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