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Historical center displays Pollock company exhibit

The exhibit “The William B. Pollock Company: Advancements in the Art of Iron and Steel” now is on display at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.

The company’s 120-year history in the Mahoning Valley was predicated on its outstanding reputation for excellence and innovation in blast-furnace design and construction. The company began as a boiler shop and later went on to produce cinder cars, ladles and ladle cars for the steel industry.

When the steel mills began closing in 1977, it affected the company, which built its final ladle for a basic oxygen furnace in December 1983. Artwork displayed in the Harry Meshel Classroom showcases some of the ways Pollock Company products were used in the mills.

The exhibit was made possible through the generous support of the William B. Pollock and Kathryn Challis Pollock Foundation, the William B. Pollock Company Foundation and Roberta Hannay.

A virtual component of the exhibit can be found online at www.youngstownohiosteelmuseum.org/exhibits-and-projects.

The center, 151 W. Wood St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Face masks are required at this time. For more information, call 330-941-1314.

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