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Arcelor Mittal Vereeniging celebrates 100 years

Hundreds of employees gathered at the Vereeniging Works to celebrate the milestone which was met with jubilation as employees toasted to a further 100 years to come.

VEREENIGING. – November 15 was a significant day for ArcelorMittal South Africa. It marks 100 years from the day that the steelmaker’s Vereeniging Plant became operational in 1911.
Hundreds of employees gathered at the Vereeniging Works to celebrate the milestone which was met with jubilation as employees toasted to a further 100 years to come.
Acting General Manager for the Vereeniging Works, Cobus Muller said, “We are proud to have been able to witness such an incredible milestone in the history of the largest steel producer on the African continent.
“The Vereeniging Works is entrenched in the heritage of the town of Vereeniging and we are excited about this achievement.”
The Vereeniging Works has survived two World Wars and economic depressions over the past century.
The plant also contains an impressive dust extraction system which reduces its emissions and dust loads to the town.
Source: vaalweekblad.com