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Highlights of 49/2006

Created: 12/11/2006
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 49/2006

Kosice Christmas begins

Tuesday evening saw the official inauguration of Kosice Christmas 2006, which features various attractive accompanying events. The decorated tree on the stage by the Immaculata monument was ceremoniously illuminated by City Mayor Frantisek Knapik and U. S. Steel Kosice President David H. Lohr. For the first time the Kosice Christmas market on the Main Street includes a hut run by U. S. Steel Kosice.

Second Slovak Gold Medal for Korad radiator

Last week was especially successful for the Korad plus radiator produced by U. S. Steel Kosice. Right after this product was shown at the 13th edition of the annual international trade fair for central heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, measuring, regulating, sanitary and ecological equipment AQUA-THERM in Prague, catching the attention of the assessment committee from the Design Center of the Czech Republic, who nominated the panel radiator for the Outstanding Product of 2007 award, it then so impressed the notoriously strict committee from the Slovak Gold Foundation that they awarded it the Slovak Gold Medal and Certificate. This is the second time this panel radiator made at the Secondary Metallurgical Products Division has gained this prestigious award. On the same occasion, the Slovak Gold Exclusive Certificate was awarded to Kosice-Saca a.s. 1st Private Hospital, making it the first health-care institution in Slovakia to gain this Certificate.

Young designers' exhibition at the museum

Approximately fifty works stemming from this year's international Metal Inspirations workshop and 24 large-format photographs capturing the work of young designers in the workshops of the Metallurgical Vocational School in Saca were put on public display yesterday in the exhibition rooms of the Slovak Technical Museum on the Main Street in Kosice. After showings at the U. S. Steel Kosice Gallery, Kosice-Saca a.s. 1st Private Hospital and the Brno International Engineering Fair, this is the fourth presentation of works by design school students from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Gaining experience in the USA

Last month a group of U. S. Steel Kosice employees from the department of GM Safety consisting of Róbert Meitner, Branislav Dubeci, Martin Harvan, Jozef Veselsky and Pavel Vascak took part in training in the USA concerning occupational safety and safety procedures which are in common use within U. S. Steel plants.

We fulfill the Cost-saving Program year plan

The targets we set at U. S. Steel Kosice in the area of cost-saving for the year 2006 have been successfully fulfilled with two months in hand. Ocel Vychodu was informed about this by managers at the Strategic Programs Implementation Section.


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