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Highlights of 28/2007
           

Created: 7/16/2007
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 28/2007



U. S. Steel announces key management changes at domestic operations

United States Steel Corporation has announced key management changes at Gary Works (Ind.), Mon Valley Works (Pa.) and ProCoil Company (Mich.). Garry E. Human has been named plant manager of Mon Valley Works' Edgar Thomson Plant, Ladislav Halaj has been appointed plant manager-finishing at Gary Works, and David L. Armstrong has been advanced to president-ProCoil Company LLC. All appointments were effective July 1. In his new position as plant manager-finishing at Gary Works, Halaj oversees the hot rolling, cold rolling and coating operations and associated processes at U. S. Steel's largest integrated steelmaking facility, which has an annual raw steel capability of 7.5 million net tons and is located in Gary, Ind.

Land of Hope

The judging and prize-giving in the city round of the 7th edition in the series of annual art competitions for physically-disabled children named Land of Hope, which took place recently in the courtyard of the Slovak Technical Museum in Kosice, was also attended by the wife of the President of U. S. Steel Kosice Susan Lohr and the wife of the Vice-president Management Services and Administration Maria Kiralvargova. This competition, which was supported by U. S. Steel Kosice, received entries from children of more than a hundred drawings. The fifteen creators of the most beautiful drawings were given lovely gifts personally by the Kosice steelworks' top managers' wives.

Safer in Schools

How many injuries have we recorded at school in the past year? What is the difference between a registered and a recorded working injury? Those are only two of the great number of questions which had to be answered correctly by teams of three steelmakers, metalworkers and electricians, if they wanted to succeed in the final test in the long-term competition named "What do you know about Occupational Safety and Health?", which is part of the preparation of students at the Metallurgical Vocational School in the field of occupational safety, and which USSK has supported within its grant program for schools. The competition's final round took place at the MVS shortly before the close of the school year.

Diagnostics will be quicker

Last Tuesday, July 3rd, saw the official opening at the Kosice-Saca Hospital, the first private hospital, attended by USSK President David H. Lohr and Vice-president Management Services and Administration Miroslav Kiralvarga, of the new CT unit, the principal feature of which is a modern computer tomograph machine. Reconstruction of central admissions, where the new unit is situated, including the multi-tunnel CT machine, has cost 26 million SKK. The Hospital has financed this project from various sources, with two million SKK contributed by U. S. Steel Kosice, and the Company intends to provide the same sum again from its charity tax allowance.

Fed Cup in the Steel Arena at the weekend

This weekend, July 14th and 15th, the Steel Arena faces another endurance test, when our women tennis players meet their Serbian counterparts in the next round of the world top women's competition, the Federation Cup. In Kosice it's the turn of world-class players Hantuchova and Ivanovicova to show off their skills, and these two are in a personal duel to achieve the best possible placing in the women's world rankings. The day after the Fed Cup contest, the Steel Arena hosts a charity tennis tournament involving the Slovak ice-hockey stars of the NHL. The proceeds from this event will be going towards the purchase of health-care equipment.

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