Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steel company and the largest iron ore pellet producer in North America. The company is vertically integrated from mining through iron making, steelmaking, rolling, finishing and downstream with hot and cold stamping of steel parts and components.
Cliffs has the unique advantage of being self-sufficient with its production of raw materials for its steel manufacturing, which includes iron ore pellets, hot briquetted iron (HBI) feedstock and coking coal.
Founded in 1847, Cleveland-Cliffs has been traditionally A Fully-Integrated Steelmaking System recognized as the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the United States. In 2020, Cleveland-Cliffs conducted an enormous transformation that will keep the company thriving for the next century with the acquisition of two prominent steel companies in the United States. AK Steel was acquired in March 2020 and it was the Company’s initial entry into high-end steelmaking. The second and final step of Cleveland-Cliffs’ transformation into a fully integrated high-value steel enterprise was completed with its acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA in December 2020. This acquisition positions Cleveland-Cliffs more competitively in an increasingly quality-focused marketplace, and amplifies its position in the discerning automotive steel marketplace, and further improves its position in important U.S. markets such as construction, appliances, infrastructure, machinery and equipment.