(Photo Courtesy of ArcelorMittal. From left: Anne Brengle,
president, Coast Guard Foundation; RDML Fred M. Midgette, commander,
U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District; and Eric Hauge, vice president
and general manager, ArcelorMittal Cleveland.)
ArcelorMittal today announced they recently awarded 30-thousand dollars to the Coast Guard Foundation to support the construction of an indoor family community center at the Coast Guard's base in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. The three-thousand square-foot facility is expected to cost approximately 650-thousand dollars and is being funded by the Coast Guard Foundation with support from other stakeholders, such as ArcelorMittal, who has three integrated steelmaking facilities located on the Great Lakes, in Burns Harbor, East Chicago and Cleveland. Those three facilities depend on the Coast Guard's icebreakers to clear paths on the waterways for the safe transport of raw material shipments, which include more than 22 million tons of iron ore and limestone each year.
Ice conditions on the Great Lakes this winter were the worst in 30 years, resulting in significant delay in raw material deliveries.