My counterpart in Saraland, Mandy Trout, (President of their Chamber Of Commerce) was kind to invite me to lunch where the guest speaker was Thomas Woelker, V.P. of ThyssenKrupp Steel LLC. a 4.2 billion dollar company building in Calvert, AL. about five miles away from the Ciba Geigy Plant my father built in 1952.
He was an interesting speaker, sharing with us the progress that has already been made with their large site and the berths now being constructed to unload the many barges coming in and out daily. The company will hire as many as 3700 employees