Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has produced the 500-millionth ton of steel.
The first steel was received at 1:40 on May 1, 1958, in open-hearth furnace shop. Since then the shop has produced over 195 million tons of steel.
CherMK no longer has the open-hearth furnace manufacture. The first electric arc steel was produced in 1969, and the first converter steel – in 1980. (Ukrainian metal)