Natrona - Searching for Dream Street
The now closed Allegheny Ludlum 8-7 Department — better known as the Natrona Pennsylvania melt shop. Most of the grain or electrical steel is now melted in nearby Brackenridge.
The final Natrona melting took place in July 2010. The plant had operated since the 1960s.
Natrona, Pa., a traditional blue collar town in western Pennsylvania, is bordered by the ATI Brackenridge Plant. About eight blocks away, on the other side of town, stands the former Allegheny Ludlum Natrona melt shop which was shut down in 2010.
Natrona, originally known as East Tarentum, was built as a company town by the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company in the 1850s