Remembering the past Transforming tomorrow

Global R&D celebrates 50 years at East Chicago

Research and development

2017 marks the 50-year anniversary of East Chicago R&D, where we make steel safer, stronger and better for our customers and communities across the world.


In the United States, ArcelorMittal operates a R&D center in East Chicago, Ind. employing approximately 200 and devoted to research on flat products, primarily automotive. East Chicago played a major role in the development and promotion of 3rd generation advanced high strength steels, now a worldwide focus for light-weighting and safety enhancement in the auto industry. 


With 1,400 full-time researchers employed across the globe at 12 research centers, ArcelorMittal is at the heart of developing new steel products and solutions. 

As we remember the past, we continue to transform tomorrow. 

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