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Highlights of 39/2004
           

Created: 9/27/2004
Author: Compiled by: Andy BILLINGHAM Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 39/2004



Vice-president Operations Scott C. Pape visits Saca Metallurgy School

An invitation to pay a short visit to the Secondary Metallurgical Apprentice School in Kosice-Saca was accepted on Thursday afternoon of last week by USSK Vice-president Operations Scott C. Pape. He talked with Principal Jozef Sablatura about the history of the school, which this year celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation, its teaching department specializations and its future existence.
The school was established to serve the needs of the steelworks now owned by U. S. Steel, and today its graduates make up almost 60 per cent of the company's workforce. In this school year there are more than 240 twelfth and thirteenth grade students gaining work experience in the steelworks production plants. At the meeting Vice-president Scott Pape gave credit to the part played by teachers in educating young, capable and qualified people.
He welcomed the information that the issue of occupational safety receives great attention in the school. Proof of this is the fact that every workshop used for practical skills training has its own specially-developed work-safety and technical regulations.

Kosice Peace Marathon this Sunday

The oldest marathon in Europe, the international Peace Marathon in Kosice, whose principal sponsor this year too is U. S. Steel Kosice, takes place this Sunday, October 3rd 2004. Apart from the classical marathon a half-marathon race will also be run, and the starting line-up will include wheelchair racers and in-line skaters. As for the favorites, the ones with the hottest "irons in the fire" are Adam Dobrzynski of Poland, who achieved a personal best of 2h12m20s in the Berlin Marathon in 2001, and Michail Iveruk of Ukraine, who last year finished in second place here in Kosice with a time of 2h13m35s.

Gold Pack for Obal-Servis, a.s.

In the recent prestige best packaging competition Gold Pack 2004, joint-stock company Obal-Servis, a.s. won the Gold Pack 2004 award in category C/Packaging technology and equipment with its competition entry "Hooping machine for coiled sheet packaging system". This award is presented every two years by advertising agency A-21 on the basis of assessments by a panel of specialists as part of the international trade fair for the printing and paper industries and packaging technologies "Printing+Packing".
The competition patrons are the SR Ministry for Trade and Industry, the Slovak Design Center Bratislava, the University of Economics in Bratislava and advertising agency A-21. The Gold Pack award holds the status of a national competition, so it also fulfils the criteria for participation in the worldwide competition WorldStar.

Seminar for fire-prevention specialists

The Kosicka Bela recreation center was the venue last week, September 23rd and 24th, for the first professional seminar for fire-prevention specialists and technicians in U. S. Steel Kosice. The event was attended by 35 fire-prevention experts from all the steelworks divisions as well as from the companies Obal-Servis, Girder Constructions and Foundries.

Meeting for electricity producers and distributors

Each monthly meeting of producers and distributors of electrical and thermal energy in the Slovak Republic is hosted by a different company. The most recent meeting, on September 22nd and 23rd, took place at U. S. Steel Kosice. The program also included a plant tour. As Ocel Vychodu heard from Pavel Orszag, Head of Production Control and Energy Distribution at USSK Power Division, which oversaw the whole meeting event, the works made a great impression on his colleagues.

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