Minnesota Ore Operations approved to become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon certified

Minnesota Ore Operations successfully completed the application process become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon certified in November 2023. A proclamation ceremony will be held in June 2024.

We developed an action plan that commits us to supporting Veterans, Active Duty military personnel and their families. Through this action plan, U. S. Steel will engage actively in the veteran community, support the leave of military personnel, and take an active role in recruiting, training, outreach and support. Annually we will review our action plan and establish new and support ongoing projects and initiatives to continue to advocate for active military and veterans in our communities and our current and future employees.

Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program began with a vision to synchronize community resources in support of service members and military families. Their mission is to establish and sustain a comprehensive community and corporate support networks that connect and coordinate agencies, organizations, and resources to meet the needs of Minnesota’s military veterans, service members, and families in all military branches. Through its community and corporate partnerships, Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program provides Minnesota’s military community a wide range of support, including deployment readiness, family assistance and resources, youth programs, educational and career opportunities, and more.

Salute Our Heroes Program

Through our partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers, U. S. Steel employees honor a veteran on the field at Acrisure Stadium at the beginning of the third quarter of each home game. The honoree is presented with a steel plaque that is made from the steel we mine, melt and make right here in America.

The plaques are fabricated by the employees at our Research and Development facility in Munhall, Pennsylvania, powder-coated by Electro-Kote in Irwin, Pennsylvania, and custom etched by our partners at Wendell August Forge, just north of Pittsburgh. The plaque represents the veteran’s strength and courage, a testament to their resilience and dedication to our nation. Presenters include members of the SERVE ERG, and other veterans.

Click here to see how the plaque is made.

U. S. Steel’s Big River Steel Works Welcomes Military Veterans to PGA TOUR Event

FedEx St. Jude Championship partnered with Big River Steel Works to announce the Military Ticket Program. The program offered active, retired, and reserve military members and veterans the opportunity to reserve two complimentary grounds tickets per day to watch the PGA TOUR’s top 70 players compete at TPC Southwind. Big River Steel Works team members were also honored to host Richard (Dick) Eiseman, a 99-year-old World War II veteran who visited our Patriots’ Outpost hospitality tent.