Nucor Steel
A worker approaches the electric-arc furnace, which uses three giant electrodes to melt scrap into molten steel. Nucor's workers are among the highest-paid in the industry, Crawfordsville, Ind. on Aug. 25, 2014.  Ryan Lowry for TIME

The Last Men of Steel

Oct 30, 2014
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