Steel worksTeeside from the Air, North East England, May 2012.Founded by Dorman Long in 1917, the steel produced was used to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Auckland Harbour Bridge and many others.
Dorman Long was absorbed into the nationalised British Steel. When nationalisation ended, it merged with Dutch steelmakers under the name of Corus, making steel further west, first at the Corus BOS, using iron produced at the company's Redcar blast furnace. After that, in 2007, the company was bought by Tata Steel .
In light of the termination of a large contract in 2009, 1,700 jobs were lost at the plant. However, on 24 February 2011, it was announced that Teesside Steelworks has been purchased by Thai Steel giant, SSI. On 15 April 2012 the plant was officially reopened