An impressive journey
The History of ArcelorMittal Mining Canada L.P. (AMEM) and ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada L.P. (AMIC) began on January 26, 1957, when United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) founded Quebec Cartier Mining Company to secure a supply of iron ore concentrate.
The multinational carried out the initial $325 million project with the help of some 9,000 workers from around the world. It built the Lac Jeannine mine site and the town of Gagnon, a hydroelectric power station on the Hart-Jaune River, a railway and a port, and developed the town of Port-Cartier. The first shipment of iron ore concentrate set sail in June 1961.