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Two Blast Furnaces Go into Operation in Israel’s ‘steel City-near Acre

The first two blast furnaces in Israel’s “Steel City” which is arising near Acre, were lit yesterday. The furnaces have an ingot capacity of 40 tons and can reach heat of 1,650 degrees, Centigrade. Steel will be processed from local scrap and pig-iron imported from Germany. It is hoped later to be able to use iron ore from Galilee. Equipment for an ore purification plant, to be erected at Amnara, in Western Galilee, has been ordered from Germany under the reparations agreement. Two factories for construction of steel pipe and a rolling mill are already in operation in “Steel City.”