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1875

Ernest T. Weir was born

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1905

Ernest T. Weir founded Phillips Sheet & Tin Plate in Clarksburg

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Aug 01, 1918

The Philips Sheet & Tin Plate was renamed Weirton Steel Company

1927

Ernest T. Weir took over as chief executive officer of National Steel

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1957

Ernest T. Weir died

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Mar 02, 1982

National Steel announced that Weirton Steel would close unless a buyer came forward

1983

Weirton Steel workers approved the employee stock ownership plan

1984

Ownership of Weirton Steel was transferred to employees under the ESOP

1989

Weirton Steel stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange

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May 19, 2003

Weirton Steel declared bankruptcy

2004

Weirton Steel ceased to be an employee-owned company

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2005

The International Steel Group sold Weirton Steel to Mittal Steel

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