The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Lukens Steel Company — 1810
Site Name: Brandywine Iron Works & Nail Factory, Charles Huston & Sons, Lukens Iron & Steel Co. Lukens Steel Company, ArcelorMittal

Location: Coatesville, Chester County

Dates of Operation: 1810 to Present

Owners: Isaac Pennock; Dr. Charles Lukens; Rebecca Lukens; Dr. Charles Huston; Lukens Steel Company; Bethlehem Steel Corporation; International Steel Group; Mittal; ArcelorMittal USA

Historical Significance: Brandywine Iron Works & Nail Factory rolled America’s first boiler plate in 1818. Rebecca Lukens became America’s first female industrialist when she owned and operated multiple businesses at one time: Brandywine Iron Works & Nail Factory, a farm, a store, a warehouse, and a freight agency. From 1919 through the 1950s, Lukens Steel Company operated the world’s widest rolling mill, standing at 206 inches wide and still operating today. The site today, owned by ArcelorMittal, is the longest continuously operating iron and steel site in the United States.