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Page entitled : Alexander Leith and the Joliet Steel Company

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How many of the Cleveland Group's plants eventually went into U. S. Steel and how Alexander Forbes-Leith built Joliet Steel Company into another giant

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... the man who most deserved the credit for these achievements was Horace Strong Smith, a former master mechanic of the Chicago & Alton railroad, who had been hired in 1875 as superintendent of the Joliet steel plant. He introduced automatic rail and billet rollers and pioneered the direct rolling process, where rails were rolled directly from a Bessemer converter  ...


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