Andy BILLINGHAMKamila DEMKOVA
Meetings with employees
From Tuesday to Friday of last week the Handball Hall was the venue for a series of meetings of U. S. Steel Kosice President David H. Lohr and Company top
managers with the employees of the Kosice steelworks. The topics of the meetings were occupational safety, the steel market situation, product quality and capital investment plans. There were
also opportunities for Company employees to present their own questions, observations and opinions at the meetings.
Hutnictvo zeleza, a.s. Supervisory Board meets in Kosice
On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, May 10th-11th 2006, the members and guests of the Supervisory Board of Hutnictvo zeleza, a.s. (steelmakers' society) met in
Kosice, combining their Board meeting with opportunities to look round some of U. S. Steel Kosice's operations and find out about the latest developments at the steelworks. Early on
Wednesday evening the guests met USSK President David H. Lohr and Vice-president Sales and Marketing John B. Peters.
On Thursday they enjoyed a guided tour of selected Company operations, and completed their visit with their official Supervisory Board meeting at the Economic
Development Center in Kosice. According to USSK Executive Vice-president Strategic Implementation and HZ, a.s. Supervisory Board member Anton Jura, who was also the host of this meeting,
cooperation is of pragmatic significance. There is similar cooperation among steel producers elsewhere in the world as well. In practically all countries with developed steel industries,
multinational steel-making associations are active. These are not-for-profit organizations, but provide steel-makers with the vital information they need for their business. Hutnictvo zeleza, as
a member of IISI, Eurofer and the pipe manufacturers' association ESTA, provides its members primarily with statistical information about their competitors on the steel market.
International conference on the automobile industry
"In 2007 Slovakia is set to become world leader in the number of cars produced per head of population, and the country's leading lights are determined to make use of
this opportunity to build on the innovative potential of information technologies in the automotive industry. This was one of the reasons why on May 10th the Technical University in Kosice, in
close cooperation with the SR Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications, the SR Automobile Industry Association, the IT Association of Slovakia and the private company elfa, s.r.o.,
organized the first edition of an annual international conference focusing on issues of the application of information and communication technologies in the automobile industry.
The significance of this conference is indicated among other things by the fact that it was held under the personal auspices of Pavol Prokopovic, Minister of
Transport, Posts and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic, Juraj Sinay, Rector of the Technical University in Kosice, Róbert Simoncic, Director of the European Council for American Chambers
of Commerce, Jozef Uhrik of the Automobile Industry Association of the Slovak Republic, and Juraj Sabaka, Director of the IT Association of the Slovak Republic.