Because of the fear of an airstrike attack on the steel plant on the top floor of the Veterans Memorial Building, which is now the Hutchings Museum, was used as a lookout post for any signs of an air attack on the mill.
After the war, Geneva Steel was sold and continued to produce steel until it closed permanently in 2002. Geneva was the largest wartime project financed by the United States. It was in what is now known as Vineyard, Utah.
As a result of Utah’s and Geneva Steels’ contribution during the war, several Liberty Ships were named in honor of Utah including the USS Joseph Smith, USS Brigham Young, USS Provo, and the USS Peter Skene Ogden.
Geneva Steel was put in the spotlight in 1984 when it was used as a set in Footloose.