Iron Ore, Cokemaking/Coal Mining
We are the largest iron ore pellet producer in North America, with 28 million long tons of annual capacity. Our high-grade, premium pellets are customized for, and fed directly into, our own blast furnaces and direct reduction facility. Our pellets are produced under perhaps the most stringent environmental regulatory framework in the world. We serve growing end-markets for steel, such as automotive, construction, white goods, and manufacturing.
Coking coal, which is further processed into coke, is another important raw material. Cliffs is a producer of metallurgical coal from one mine in West Virginia and producer of coke from our facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
With our recently-completed acquisition of Ferrous Processing and Trading Company, we expect to grow our prime scrap presence through existing relationships with industrial steel consumers. FPT currently processes approximately three million tons of scrap per year, approximately half of which is prime grade.