ArcelorMittal Gives $3,000 to Unit 50 Contrecœur-Verchères of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

13 June 2018

 

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CONTRECOEUR, June 13, 2018 – Accident prevention and safety are top priorities in our company’s business procedures and operations, so ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada has chosen to donate $3,000 to support the 2018 season operations of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Quebec) – Unit 50 Contrecœur-Verchères. The funding will be used to upgrade the organization’s dedicated response vessel and equipment and to increase the number of boating safety patrols in Contrecœur and Verchères.

Unit 50 Contrecœur-Verchères has operated in these riverside municipalities for over 20 years. It has about 15 experienced volunteers, specially trained in marine search and rescue, as well as in boating safety. Unit 50 uses a specially equipped vessel for search and rescue. Its home ports are the Verchères municipal dock and the Contrecœur Boat Club.

“We are pleased that this donation of $3,000 will make our host community safer on the St. Lawrence River. Safety is a fundamental value for us and we want to help prevent accidents among recreational boaters in our area,” said Isabel Martinez, Director, Health and Safety, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada.

“Municipalities along the river often face issues related to boating safety. Whether it’s for their own citizens or visiting tourists, access to marine search and rescue services is an absolute necessity. We are very pleased that ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada is supporting our activities,” noted Raymond Naubert, commander of Unit 50 Contrecœur-Verchères.

ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada congratulates Unit 50’s volunteers on their commitment to safety and wants to remind pleasure boaters of the importance of following boating safety rules so they can fully enjoy the beautiful summer days.

About the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary – Quebec

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CGCA) – Quebec is a non-profit organization dedicated to marine search and rescue and promoting boating safety. Its 110 response vessels, deployed along Quebec’s navigable waterways, are crewed by nearly 700 volunteer rescuers who live in local communities. They are experienced boaters with special training to promote safety, prevent accidents and save lives.

About ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada

ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada’s (long-canada.arcelormittal.com) mission is to safely manufacture sustainable steel in accordance with its values of health and safety, quality, leadership and sustainability. The company employs about 1,700 people in Contrecoeur, Longueuil, Montreal and Hamilton. It operates a scrap-metal recycling and conversion centre, an iron-ore reduction plant, two steel mills, three rolling mills and two wire-drawing mills. The group has an annual production capacity of over 2 million tons of steel and generates economic spinoffs of more than $1 billion per year.

ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada is part of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries.

Photo caption: From left to right, Raymond Naubert, commander and safety consultant, and Michel de Lanauze, coxswain and safety consultant, both from the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Quebec) – Unit 50 Contrecœur-Verchères, are accompanied by Louis-Philippe Péloquin, Communications Director, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada and Jérémie Radermaker, safety consultant, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, during a visit confirming the financial partnership between the two organizations.

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