Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: WiM Members $20 Nonmember $25
Location: Carrie Furnace
Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104
The next Western PA Chapter of Women in Manufacturing (WiM) meeting will be held June 20th at the Carrie Furnaces near (Homestead) Pittsburgh. The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1884 and operated until 1982. During its peak, the site produced 1,000 to 1,250 tons of iron per day with a cooling system which required over 5 million gallons of water a day. Since the collapse of the region’s steel industry in the 1970s & 80s, these are the only non-operative blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh District to remain standing—as well as the last of its kind steam driven rolling mill. They were designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006 and are among the only pre-World War II 20th century blast furnaces to survive. The site was restored and has emerged as a place for artistic expression, a venue for weddings and other community events, and provides tours sharing its importance in history and in manufacturing.
Post event networking will be held at VooDoo Brewery, 205 E 9th St Homestead, PA.
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