Andy BILLINGHAM, Iveta FIALOVA
Q1 certificate renewed for another period
The Ford Motor Company has confirmed renewal of U. S. Steel Kosice's Q1 certificate for another period. This prestigious distinction, accorded to top
suppliers meeting the highest requirements for reliability of their management systems and improving their performance and quality parameters, their corporate action plan, customer orientation
and continuous improvement policy, was first acquired by the Kosice steelmakers back in 2010. By gaining renewal of the certificate, USSK has reinforced its position among the elite suppliers of
this American automobile manufacturer.
Academic representatives from Pittsburgh and Kosice visit steelworks
On Wednesday of last week, March 7, representatives of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh led by the President Gregory DellOmom, accompanied by the Rector of the
Technical University of Kosice Anton Cizmar and Vice Rector for Public Affairs and Marketing Juraj Sinay, visited U. S. Steel Kosice. At the steelworks they met President David J.
Rintoul, and they discussed cooperation between universities and industrial companies with Vice President Human Resources Martin Pitorak and Vice President Management Services and Administration
Elena Petraskova. In the afternoon they were given a tour of the operations of HDG Line No.3.
The Pittsburgh guests' stay in Kosice also included the signing of an agreement on future cooperation between the Technical University of Kosice and Robert Morris University. This framework
contract contains plans covering the next three years for concentrating their attention and activity on establishing contacts, arranging exchange stays for students, and identifying areas of
common research interest. The representatives of both institutions also spoke about further cooperation and possibilities for bringing in regional structures as well at a meeting with Kosice City
Mayor Richard Rasi.
USSK Volunteer Days again in 2012
This year's sixth edition of U. S. Steel Kosice Volunteer Days will be taking place on May 18 and 19. There will be ten different activities awaiting all
those who wish to help a good cause. Apart from the traditional Steelmakers' Drop of Blood and the clothing collection, we will be improving exteriors and interiors at the Zoo and the Botanical
Gardens, renovating the premises of the Crisis Intervention Center and the Slovak Union of Visually-impaired and Partially-sighted Persons, tidying up part of the cross-country skiing tracks in
the sports area up at Kojsovska hola, and the dog-training ground at the Haniska Animal Shelter, and completing the children's playground at the Rubikon Autistic Center. This company-wide
volunteer event is also being joined by members of U. S. Steel Kosice Women's Network, who will be in charge of making the winter garden and grounds more attractive for the children at
the Uralska Street Foster Home in Kosice.
Tenth mutual encounter
On Thursday, March 22, there will be free entry to the grandstands of the Steel Arena for fans of recreational ice-hockey from among the employees of
U. S. Steel Kosice and their family members. Starting at 5 pm, they will be able to watch the great tenth mutual contest between the Cassovia Super Stars (the team of the USSK sales
staff) and the Bohemia Steelers (the team of our Czech customers). Last year our sales team beat the Czech customers easily 9:3 in the Steel Arena, and with this victory the Cassovia Super Stars
swung the balance of results in these encounters in their favor. The situation in the series of nine duels so far is that our sales staff are now in front, leading in fact by five matches to