Range had its share of union strife; but now has more unity: ‘I’ve seen that cooperation work really well’ MINE
Bob Bratulich and Chris Masciantonio, co-chairs of the Iron Ore Alliance, authored a column published in MINE II. The column discusses the alliance’s commitment to sustainable environmental practices and highlights U. S. Steel’s $108 million investment in low nitrous oxide (NOx) burners and the Sand River seep collection and return system.
Keetac was honored with the Sentinels of Safety Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s safest mining operations by the National Mining Association. Keetac was recognized in the “large open pit” category for its 2012 safety record, which included an OSHA recordable injury rate of 0.23.
State legislators tour the largest taconite mine on the Mesabi Range According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the mining activity resulting from this mine blast at Minntac will result in approximately $1 million for the Permanent School Fund.
Minnesota House Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL – Saint Paul) toured U. S. Steel’s Minntac facility to learn more about the largest taconite mining operation on the Mesabi Iron Range. Pictured with Representative Murphy is Bob Bratulich, director of United Steelworkers District 11, who helped facilitate the tour.
Minntac mine expansion won’t require impact statement Minnesota Public Radio
U.S. Steel/Minntac: Company’s footprint on Range big, and passes the test of time Mesabi Daily News
Iron Ore Alliance: partnership aims at better mining policy Mesabi Daily News
U. S. Steel Chairman and CEO John Surma’s speech to the Economic Club of Minnesota
U. S. Steel promotes Minn. mining industry Minnesota Public Radio