Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

February 05, 2010 13:35 ET

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inducted into Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 5, 2010) - ArcelorMittal Dofasco's long-term commitment to the community has earned the Hamilton-based company a position in the Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco was honoured by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) with the Hall of Fame's Essence of Philanthropy award, recognizing an outstanding Canadian manufacturing company that has demonstrated a long-term engagement in philanthropic activities at the regional, provincial, national and/or global level. The award is sponsored by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

"Manufacturing is not just about business, it's about communities and people," said Jayson Myers, president & CEO of CME. "Dofasco is the epitome of philanthropy. Its product may be steel, but its strength is its people. Its continued commitment to the Hamilton region is a model for other companies to emulate. I don't think there is a better of example of philanthropy anywhere around the globe."

"Our success as a company is linked to the success of the Hamilton community," said President and CEO Juergen Schachler. "A sustainable domestic steel industry is the foundation for a strong manufacturing sector in Canada."

"We must continue to work together as individuals, as companies and through associations like the CME to support the wealth generation that only industry can achieve," he added. "By doing so we will help improve the communities in which we operate and provide opportunity for those that are less fortunate."

ArcelorMittal Dofasco was chosen by the selection committee for its unique culture of community engagement and its dedication to enhancing the lifestyle of the citizens of the Hamilton region, including its Community Strength initiative, which focuses on making Hamilton a livable city for all.

The award was presented to ArcelorMittal Dofasco President and CEO, Juergen Schachler at CME's Roadmap to Recovery Summit in Ottawa.

About the CMHOF

Founded in 2003, by St. Clair College, Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame has been operated by Fred Sorrell, Vice President, College Advancement. For the past six years the Hall of Fame has recognized individuals and companies that have contributed most significantly to the economic, political, educational or technological development of the Canadian manufacturing industry. Its mission is to build public awareness of Canadian manufacturing's rich history and of its importance to Canadian and international markets. Past inductees include Valiant Machine & Tool, Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Frank Stronach, Frank J. Hasenfratz as well as Harrison McCain and Wallace McCain.

This year CME assumed the leadership of the prestigious Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
    Jeff Brownlee VP of Public Affairs
    613-238-8888 ext. 4233
    or
    ArcelorMittal Dofasco contact:
    Andrew Sloan, General Manager, Public Affairs
    905-548-7200, ext. 3105