Friday, September 23, 2011: Michigan Steel DayDate: September 23, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, nationally, the structural steel industry employs more than 185,000 workers at approximately 2,000 firms that provide structural products for commercial, industrial and infra-structure developments; and,
WHEREAS, in 2010, nearly 5 million tons of structural steel were produced, fabricated and raised in the United States; and,
WHEREAS, the production of nearly all structural steel in the United States is comprised of recycled cars, appliances and roadside recycling waste, resulting in an average recycling content of 93 percent and a recycling rate of 98 percent; and,
WHEREAS, on this day, we encourage the citizens of this state to recognize the economic contributions of the steel industry in Michigan and throughout the United States;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 23, 2011 as Michigan Steel Day.