Keetac gate collections raise money for area nonprofit
Last Thursday, Keetac workers raised more than $1,200 for a local food shelf through its semiannual gate collection, where employees donate money as they enter the workplace. The funds raised for this gate collection were given to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the food shelf in Nashwauk. In a recent article in the Hibbing Daily Tribune, Dan Pierce, president of United Steelworkers Local 2660, said, “With the recent downturn in the industry and the threats of layoffs here in May, I, as president, was nervous as to how the gate collection would go. After seeing how we did, I just want to say ‘thank you’ to all the people who work at Keetac – hourly and management – for putting aside our concerns to make sure that other people’s concerns are taken care of.” Click here to read the full story.