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General Motors Presents 2002 Supplier of the Year Award to Employees of U. S. Steel Mon Valley Works


United States Steel Corporation's Mon Valley Works today received the General Motors 2002 Supplier of the Year Award during an award ceremony held at the Irvin Plant of Mon Valley Works. Representatives from General Motors joined top U. S. Steel management and the employees of Mon Valley Works to recognize the plant's excellent performance and service in supplying the automaker with high quality sheet steel products.

Paul Tosch, executive director of purchasing steel and metal forming for General Motors, presented the award to Mon Valley Works. Accepting the award on behalf of their colleagues were seven long-term employees of Mon Valley Works, whose company service reaches up to 55 years: K.T. Gissendanner and James R. Archbold from Clairton Works; Peter Priselac and Darryl Offer from the Edgar Thomson Plant; John Kotto, Jr. and Robert Oster, Jr. from the Irvin Plant; and Dennis Jones from the Fairless Plant near Philadelphia.

U. S. Steel representatives speaking at the event were: John Surma, president and chief operating officer; Paul Kadlic, executive vice president- commercial; Raymond Terza, general manager of Mon Valley Works; John B. Peters, general manager-automotive; John Mazzoni, president of USWA Local 1219 at the Edgar Thomson Plant; and Mark McDermott, unit president of USWA Local 4889 at the Fairless Plant.

U. S. Steel supplies hot-rolled, cold-rolled, hot-dip galvanized and electrogalvanized steel to General Motors. Mon Valley Works and Gary Works in Gary, Ind., produce the steel, which is further processed through two U. S. Steel joint ventures: PRO-TEC Coating Company in Leipsic, Ohio, and Double Eagle Steel Coating Company in Dearborn, Mich.

Gary Works and PRO-TEC also received the General Motors 2002 Supplier of the Year Award today. The plant-specific award presentations follow a previous ceremony held earlier this spring at which U. S. Steel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Usher was presented the GM award recognizing U. S. Steel's corporate-wide achievement.

SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

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