Andy BILLINGHAM, Kamila DEMKOVA
Measuring and analysis with the hallmark of the highest creditworthiness
Last Tuesday, August 14th, the Slovakian National Accreditation Service granted the metallography laboratory of USSK Research and Development Institute a certificate
of accreditation to perform selected tests and analyses recognized in the Slovak Republic and abroad. The metallography laboratory was accredited for basic testing and microstructural analyses of
steels and metals. Accredited testing will definitely enhance the reliability of material characteristics analyses of our products, and increase the creditability of our production from the point
of view of demanding customers in the automotive industry. Accreditation was instigated by GM Research and Development Frederick J. Mannion with the aim of ensuring high quality and
reproducability of metallographic measurements and analyses. Accreditation was also required for joint cooperation in the field of metallographic analysis with the USSK Research Institute in
Munhall, Pennsylvania in the United States.
The Way It Works
This international project focusing on the topic of socially-responsible business in the Carpathian region, co-financed by the European Commission, was presented
last week by the Carpathian Foundation. This project is being implemented by the Foundation in four out of the five countries in the Carpathian region, that is in Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and
Romania, with the aim of furthering the spread of application of existing practices in socially-responsible business. The importance and the practice of socially-responsible business, which has
been a natural part of USSK activities for more than a hundred years now, and which stems from the principles of one of the founders of U. S. Steel, Elbert H. Gary, was explained to the
journalists by USSK Public Relations Director Jan Baca.
Metal Inspirations 2007
The international workshop named U. S. Steel Kosice - Metal Inspirations 2007 is being held in the workshops of the Secondary Vocational School for Metallurgy in
Kosice-Saca, and has attracted more than twenty students and teachers of design from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This event, which the organizers are
trying to have incorporated into the City of Kosice's candidature project for gaining the title of European Capital of Culture 2013, has been prepared for the sixth time now by the Technical
University in Kosice in cooperation with USSK and the Secondary Vocational School for Metallurgy in Kosice-Saca. The official opening of the exhibition of created works will be taking place on
Monday, August 27th 2007 at 5 pm in the Slovakian Technical Museum on the Main Street in Kosice. This exhibition will be going on until September 30th, and then from October 1st to 5th selected
metal artworks will enhance the USSK stand at the international engineering trade fair in Brno, Czech Republic.
U. S. Steel Kosice Painters' Plein-air 2007 at Medzev
Controller, machine-operator, supervisor, planner, human resources assistant, research worker, and an interpreter ... These seven steelworks employees of various
professions are linked by a common pastime - visual art, painting in particular. K. Zathureczka, J. Vozar, M. Varga, J. Kisucky, M. Kucera and J. Perzel are no newcomers to this activity, and
have already presented their talents in employees' creativity competitions in the past, but K. Seilerova is preparing for her debut. All of them will be exhibiting their works in the center of
Kosice in late September, and as you read this, they are busy creating their latest offerings with the assistance of professional artists M. Lovacky, A. Smolak, J. Kravec, J. Onuskova, Jozef
Novikmec and M. Bandurcin in Medzev at this year's Painters' Plein-air, which has been prepared for the second time (August 17th to 24th) after the premiere two years ago by USSK.