Tuesday this week saw the official opening in the U. S. Steel Kosice Gallery of the Metal Inspiration exhibition, which is a display of artworks created
during last week's workshop by young designers from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. Their comments regarding U. S. Steel Kosice were full of praise - it seems they found ideal
conditions here for developing their imagination. They did not stint this faculty either, as confirmed by the specialist trainers at the Metallurgical Apprentice School who supervised the
designers as they gave real form to their ideas about modern design in sheet steel. The young designers were full of appreciation for them too, saying that they were really very good, and that
they themselves learned a lot from the school's master craftsmen.
U. S. Steel Talent Night this Friday
This coming Friday one of Kosice people's favorite events is due to take place - U. S. Steel Talent Night 2004. This competition for young singers, music
bands and dancers gives an opportunity to as-yet undiscovered talents to catch the attention of the public. The grand finale is being held in the Kosice State Theater, but as an accompanying
event there will be performances by popular music groups in a concert on the Main Street, where the people of Kosice can win valuable prizes in the tombola which is being prepared for them.
The entertainment on Main Street and in the theater will be taken care of by the Talent Night competitors themselves and by guests IMT Smile, Robo Opatovsky, Peha,
Nocaden, and Lucka Vondrackova from the Czech Republic. The finalists competing for the jury's favor are music bands P. M. Soft, Good Fancy, Hrdza and Digital Wave, dance groups Outbreak, M21, TK
Trend, TK Odeva Tilia, and singers Maria Dobranska, Natasa Havlikova, Martin Krausz, Veronika Kupcova. Ocel Vychodu is one of the event's media partners.
U. S. Steel Kosice Summer Olympiad
There are only two days to go now before the official opening of the 14th edition of the annual U. S. Steel Kosice Summer Olympiad, which is being held on
September 3rd and 4th this year. Altogether 839 sportspeople will be taking part, from U. S. Steel Kosice, Stabilita Pension Fund, QBS Insurance, Sideria-Istota Health Insurance Company
and Kosice-Saca Hospital. There will be competitions in ten kinds of sports, namely five-a-side football, football-tennis, volleyball,, table-tennis, skittles, softball, cycling, 10 km run,
tennis and squash.
The five-a-side football tournament is being entered by 16 teams, volleyball by 6 men's and 7 women's teams, football-tennis by 6 teams and softball by 3 teams. The
green tables in the table-tennis hall will be seeing 48 men and 6 women, and the skittles competition is being entered by a total of 160 men and women. There will be 58 men and 6 women starting
the cycling race, and 40 runners lining up for the 10 km run, together with 20 in-line skaters, all ready to go from the main factory gate in the Public Access Area. There will be 51 players
taking part in the tennis tournament, and for the new sport of squash, seeing its USSK Summer Olympic debut this year, entries have come in from 24 men and 2 women.
Refrako company activities
Last year was a very significant one for the company Refrako, s.r.o., because it was its first year of operations as part of the U. S. Steel Kosice group.
For the company's further development over the coming years, a whole range of commercial activities has been worked up, aimed at the USA, U. S. Steel Serbia, the Czech Republic,
Slovenia, Ukraine, Russia and Poland. Cooperation with U. S. Steel subsidiaries in the USA is focused on supporting the development of new-generation products for foundry ladles,
converters, electric-arc furnaces, pouring ladles and travelling molten-iron mixers. Refrako s.r.o. is QMS-certificated in line with ISO 9001:2000, and also holds a Certificate of Conformity for
three groups of metallurgical molded fire-resistant brick materials, and for another 12 groups of products the company has its own registered trade-mark.