FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2016
QUEEN’S PARK – Local MPP Toby Barrett talked steel-making in the Ontario Legislature as he told members Stelco is back and looking to hire.
“A little over a year ago, the reforged Stelco began a process of re-establishing itself as an independent Canadian steel company at both Nanticoke and Hamilton,” Barrett said. “Employing more than 2,200 people under President Michael McQuade, these fully integrated, industry-leading facilities are among the most safe, environmentally progressive and productive steel plants in the world.”
Barrett also highlighted the fact Stelco has resurrected its vintage dog bone logo, which represents the initial stage of reforming a steel bar. This, now restored logo was proudly stamped on military equipment destined for the front lines of World War II.
Commissioned in 1980, the Lake Erie works employs almost 1,400 people. Unionized employees are represented by United Steelworkers Local 8782 and 8782b, under President Bill Ferguson. The Lake Erie works has a coke battery, blast furnace, two steel-making vessels, a twin-strand slab caster, a hot strip mill, three pickling lines, 6,600 acres zoned industrial, with a 1.2-kilometre Lake Erie dock handling St. Lawrence Seaway-dimension ships.
As Barrett wrapped up the encouraging news he said: “I’ll point out the very tip of the tallest free-standing infrastructure in the western hemisphere is proudly made of Stelco steel.”
See Haldimand-Norfolk MPP deliver the statement at: https://youtu.be/ObIjFEdvHZE
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