In 1899, an American businessman and promoter named Henry M. Whitney formed a consortium with the intention of constructing an integrated steel plant at Sydney, N.S.


The construction of Disco began in 1900 and finished in late 1901. It was the most modern steel plant in the world.


Construction of the plant finished late in 1901 and the first steel was produced on Dec. 31, 1901.




The history of the Sydney Steel Plant holds many interesting stories that were born from a century of steel making. Below is a listing of a few relevant topics. This section of the website will be under constant development as we unfold the exciting and emotional history at hand.



Website designed by Carole Lee Boutilier
Pictures compliments of Ray Martheleur
Last updated February 1, 2006