The Pennsylvania House of Representatives 'Steel Caucus' Recognizes National Manufacturing Day with a tour of the U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works Edgar Thomson Plant

Bipartisan group of legislators come together to celebrate manufacturing in Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1 – In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, today Pennsylvania state Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R) and Rep. Frank Burns (D), co-chairs of the Pennsylvania House Steel Caucus, joined fellow Steel Caucus House members for a tour of the U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works’ Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock.

“Steelmaking and manufacturing are critical to our nation’s national security, building our infrastructure and providing good-paying jobs to support families and communities,” said Burns. “As co-chair of the Steel Caucus, I am committed to supporting Pa.’s steel industry, its great workforce and advancing policies in Harrisburg that promote Pennsylvania manufacturing and the jobs it provides.”

The event was designed to provide members of the House Steel Caucus with the opportunity to tour Pennsylvania’s largest steel manufacturing facility. The U. S. Steel Mon Valley Works is an integrated steelmaking operation that includes four separate facilities: the Clairton Coke Plant, Edgar Thomson Plant, Irvin Plant and the Fairless Plant. The Edgar Thomson Plant, located about 10 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Braddock, is where basic steel production takes place.

“As co-chair of the House Steel Caucus it was a pleasure to visit the Edgar Thomson Plant on National Manufacturing Day and see first-hand the amazing steelmaking process,” said Mihalek. “As someone that was born and raised in the Mon Valley, I know very well how proud our region is of our steel industry and the outstanding work ethic of the thousands of employees here at U. S. Steel’s Mon Valley Works. “

The event coincided with National Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October, and aims to share and promote modern manufacturing and careers in manufacturing. During this national day of observation, thousands of companies around the nation are encouraged to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders.