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General Motors to Present 2002 Supplier of the Year Award To PRO-TEC Coating Company Associates


  When:     Friday, June 13, 2003
            10:30 A.M. EDT - Reception/Continental Breakfast
            10:45 A.M. EDT - Award Presentation

  Where:    PRO-TEC Coating Company
            5000 County Road #5, Leipsic, Ohio

  Interviews and Photo Opportunities will be Available

On Friday, June 13, PRO-TEC Coating Company, a joint venture established in 1993 between United States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel of Japan, will receive the General Motors 2002 Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the plant's excellent performance and service in supplying the automaker with high quality, coated sheet steel products.

Six representatives from General Motors will attend, including Paul Tosch, executive director of purchasing steel and metal forming, who will present the award to the associates of PRO-TEC. Accepting the award on behalf of their colleagues will be Lori Klear, business planning scheduler, and Sean Duling, repair operator, who have both worked at PRO-TEC since its first year of operation. Lori will speak as a representative of PRO-TEC associates at the event.

Featured speakers at the event will include PRO-TEC President Paul Worstell and the following representatives from U. S. Steel: John Surma, president and chief operating officer; Paul Kadlic, executive vice president- commercial; and John B. Peters, general manager-automotive.

U. S. Steel supplies hot rolled, cold rolled, hot-dip galvanized and electrogalvanized steel to General Motors. PRO-TEC Coating Company processes the steel produced at U. S. Steel's Mon Valley Works and Gary Works. Another U. S. Steel joint venture, Double Eagle Steel Coating Company in Dearborn, Mich, also provides steel processing services.

U. S. Steel's Gary Works in Gary, Ind., and Mon Valley Works near Pittsburgh will also receive the General Motors 2002 Supplier of the Year Award the same day. 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.

The award ceremony and breakfast will be held at PRO-TEC Coating Company. Media should arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the event. Proper identification and media credentials will be required for entry. Please contact Brad Leone at Hart Associates (419) 893-9600 to RSVP for the event and to receive directions to PRO-TEC.

CONTACT: John Armstrong, Carlee Vargo, or Mike Dixon, of the United States Steel Corporation, +1-412-433-6870.

PRNewswire -- June 11

SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

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