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Hauts Fourneaux et Forges de Trignac

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Model of Trignac blast furnace, at the Musee des Arts et Metiers

in Trignac, Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique.

Iron smelting, forging and steel production.

Established 1879.

1882 The 'Forges de Saint-Nazaire' were opened in Trignac.

1890 Works acquired by the Société des Aciéries, Hauts-fourneaux et Forges de Trignac

1907 Takeover by the Usines Métallurgiques de la Basse-Loire.

1932 Blast furnace shut down.

1939 State-funded restart for the war effort.

1940/1942 The Germans occupy the factory

1943 Destroyed by Allied bombing.

Source of the above information here [1] and Wikipédia.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Ville de Trignac - Les Forges de Trignac