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The Kamaishi Steel Works, which became a large factory with 8,000 employees in 1960, sealed the blast furnace for 40 days due to the steel slump in 1962 and abolished the medium-sized factory, 7 We are promoting structural improvement and rationalization, such as reassigning 1,700 people to other steelworks annually. Furthermore, the number of personnel was reduced to 1,000 in 1967 (1967), and rationalization was promoted after 1970 (1970), when the Yahata and Fuji companies merged again and became Nippon Steel, In the year (1975), large-scale and wire rod plants are suspended. The number of employees at this time was halved in 4 years with 4,169 people, and it was 3,312 in 1980 (1980).
With the strong yen and global recession, the situation does not turn around, and the iron and steel industry has progressed to hollow out domestically at overseas locations, etc. New Nippon Steel has concentrated blast furnaces on Hachiman, Nagoya, Kimitsu and Oita, and Muroran, Kamaishi, Hirohata, border Decided to shut down the blast furnace, and it was decided that Kamaishi will have only 280 employees in the wire rod factory. The history of the Kamaishi Iron and Steel Works was put to an end by the complete suspension of blast furnaces in 1989.