Bethlehem Steel
bethlehem steel

The fall of Bethlehem Steel, which was formed in 1904 and dissolved in 2003, represented the crash of an American manufacturing icon. The company, headquartered in Bethlehem, Penn., supplied steel for railroad ties that helped build the country's transportation networks. During both World Wars, Bethlehem Steel supplied armor plate for U.S. soldiers and battleships.

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