Northwestern Steel & Wire Co.


  • Pre-filing annual sales: $528 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing assets: $376 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing number of employees: 1,500
  • Sub-industry: 33 Primary Metal Industries
  • Place of incorporation: IL
  • Court for city of headquarters: IL Rockford
  • In business at filing? yes

Chapter 11 case

  • Chapter at filing: Chapter 11
  • Who filed case? debtors
  • Debtor's lead attorney: Sidley Austin
  • Date of filing: 12/19/2000
  • Court district of filing: IL ND
  • Court city of filing: Rockford
  • Case number: 00-74075
  • Cause of bankruptcy: Not tort
  • Forum shop? Filed at headquarters

  • Case transferred? no
  • Destination court of transfer: not applicable
  • Creditors committee appointed? yes
  • §363 sale: no 363 sale
  • Dip loan final approval? yes
  • Plan type: free fall

  • Disposition status: converted
  • Date of disposition: 7/12/2002
  • Judge at disposition: Manuel Barbosa
  • Days from filing to disposition: 570

After the case

  • Did firm emerge? company did not emerge
  • Did firm refile? not emerged 5 years

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