He moved ARMCO to Middletown, Ohio which is now AK Steel (AKS), in 1901. The community of Middletown convinced George to locate his steel mill in Middletown from its current location near the Ohio River in Cincinnati.
His statue has been left behind after the company moved its headquarters from Middletown to West Chester, Ohio.
What will become of George’s statue? Is it appropriate to move it to West Chester? Should it be moved to the city building or other city owned park or location?
I asked Alan McCoy, AK Steel spokesperson that very question. I will publish his answer when I hear back from Alan.