Today the Iron Ore Alliance announced United States Steel Corporation’s Minnesota Ore Operations and United Steelworkers’ contributions of $6,093 to Iron Range nonprofits through the holiday gate collections. At the annual gate collections, money is gathered from employees as they enter their respective workplaces, and all of the money is donated to local food shelves and the Salvation Army. At this year’s gate collection, $4,549 was collected at Minntac and $1,544 was collected at Keetac. United States Steel and the United Steelworkers contribute about $400,000 annually to organizations and causes in Minnesota.
The Iron Ore Alliance congratulates Larry Sutherland on being named acting head – Mining Solutions for
U. S. Steel. Currently Sutherland serves as general manager, Minnesota Ore Operations where he has been responsible for the company’s taconite facilities in Mountain Iron and Keewatin.
As acting head of Mining Solutions, Sutherland will focus on the company’s iron ore mines and iron ore joint ventures. A native of Minnesota’s Iron Range, Sutherland has worked in the steel industry for more than 35 years, beginning as a union millwright before advancing in a series of increasingly responsible management roles with U.S. Steel.