Algoma Returns to its Roots


A company with inseparable ties to Sault Ste. Marie and a rich, century old steelmaking tradition is returning to its roots.

After a decade known as Essar Steel Algoma, the historic steel manufacturer has launched its new brand: Algoma. Today during a ceremony at its facilities on the shores of the St. Mary’s River employees gathered to mark a new chapter in Algoma’s history.

The rebranding harkens back to variations of the company’s name since it opened in 1901, and aims to reflect a long legacy of delivering top-quality steel products and service.

“Algoma is synonymous with the region. We are a part of the community as much as the community is a part of us,” says Kalyan Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer. “Our company and community are proud of the name Algoma, a name that has always been associated with steel. It was only natural to return to our roots.”

As a founding industry and the largest employer in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma has a direct interest in advancing and preserving the quality of life in the community. Despite challenging market conditions in the steel sector in recent years, Algoma is continuing to evolve and grow as a company, committed to carrying on its proven reputation for quality, innovation and creative solutions to meet the individual needs of customers.

“We are proud of what we’ve accomplished, and we are excited for the future. We will continue to be innovative, tenacious and responsive. It is time for us to set a course for a strong future as a reliable supplier, and to focus on what we do best: making exceptional quality steel.” says Mr. Ghosh.


  1. More smoke and mirrors. Nothing has changed. No word on the progress of the negotiations or who the prospective buyer(s) are, if in fact there are any at all.
    No announcements about anyone getting any of the money they have owed them for so long. All of the businesses that they have bankrupted will stay bankrupted.
    Not the slightest bit surprising that this didn’t amount to a hill of beans.

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