Cleveland-Cliffs Inc

Technical Services and the Research and Innovation Center

Cleveland-Cliffs has an extensive history of being an innovator dating back more than a century. From upstream research and development, to downstream applications, the Company has dedicated technical and engineering resources that begin with improving customers’ production and manufacturing performance to applications for their end product use.


For the mining segment, the Cliffs Technology Group is vital to efforts related to product development, process improvements, ore reserve optimization, cost reduction, risk management, pellet quality, safety and environmental compliance. CTG is comprised of engineering and technical staffs for these core groups:

  • Process Engineering - Mineral Processing, Pyrometallurgy, DRI/HBI areas
  • Civil/Geotechnical
  • Geology / Resource Analysis
  • Long-Range Mine Engineering and Planning


Committed to Steel Product Innovation

The Research and Innovation Center (RIC) expands its capabilities to bring new steel products to the marketplace. The Company’s 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is located in Middletown, Ohio near Cleveland-Cliffs' Middletown Works. The RIC is an important part of the Company’s strategy to ensure it is positioned to surpass the needs of its customers today and for the future. These products include next-generation advanced high strength carbon and specialty steels to help automotive customers design lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles that maintain superior strength and safety performance.

In addition to developing new products, the RIC was designed to be customer focused and provide opportunities for joint development projects. Carbon and Stainless Technical Symposia and other technical workshops are hosted for customers each year that focus on topics such as formability, corrosion, welding and other areas to help customers make steel work better. With a culture focused on both innovation and collaboration, new products and processes can be developed more efficiently and launched faster.

200 Public Square, Suite 3300, Cleveland. OH 44114-2544 - Phone: 216-694-5700