Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of all our employees and industry partners, Happy Thanksgiving!
I am pleased to share a brief update on National Steel City, our completed projects, future projects and continued validation within the Construction industry on our safety program.
For the past two years we have experienced tremendous growth opportunities in critical infrastructure. Even before the recent passage of landmark legislation to improve our nation’s roadways, bridges, railways, seaports and airports, NSC was hard at work this year wrapping up our phase of construction of a new terminal at Kansas City International airport, a project we started at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We instituted and reimagined the way we approached safety during the pandemic and continued operations safely using breakthrough social distancing technology and immediately implementing distancing, masking, and best practices to mitigate any risk of an outbreak on our sites and in our offices.
Now, as we as a society hopefully begin to emerge from the pandemic, NSC is readying for new construction work at Pittsburgh International Airport working in partnership with the Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Airport Authority. Specifically, we have partnered with Ambridge, Pa.-based Sippel Steel Fab to execute the fabrication and construction of approximately 15,000 tons of structural steel tons for the new airport terminal main framing.
This exciting opportunity consists of very complex framing including AESS bundle pipe columns that branch diagonally upwards for the main support to a rolling ribbon roof structure. Strategic planning and preparation is ongoing with steel construction scheduled to begin January 2022.
Critical infrastructure will remain at the forefront of new construction projects for at least the next five to 10 years, improving the fabric of our nation’s transportation system in particular.
Our success would not be possible without our doubling-down on safety across all our offices and sites. NSC’s safety program has been a bedrock component of our success over the decades, and during the pandemic safety served as our backbone, enabling us to operate continuously, safely, on budget and on time.
Recently, we were proud to see our safety program led by NSC Corporate Safety Director Chris Bowden, recognized as one of the nation’s safest construction companies by the Association of General Contractors. We thank AGC for this prestigious commendation!
Also, just this month, our safety program was recognized by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT). These awards recognize the important role of owners in managing safety performance and achieving excellent results. The CURT CISE Constructor Safety Awards went to contractors in various categories recognizing their outstanding safety performances over the past three years, and I’m pleased to report NSC won the Special Trades Contractors category (>200,000 and <500,000 work hours per year).
So, from our team to yours this Thanksgiving and into the holidays, THANK YOU for your ongoing support and association with NSC. We are a stronger company today because you, our customers, industry partners and colleagues, have been integral to our success each step of the way.
We look forward to a promising 2022, a year when our nation will emerge safer, stronger and more resilient than ever.
Chief Executive Officer
National Steel City