Steel museum in Coatesville to hold barbecue
In honor of Pennsylvania’s 300th anniversary of iron- and steel-making, the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum in Coatesville is presenting “Pennsylvania Iron and Steel: 300 Years of Industrial Might,” featuring an all-you-can eat barbecue, open to the public.
The Community & Steelworkers’ Barbecue, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, will be on the grounds of the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum. Admission is $20 for a full barbecue catered by Harry’s, featuring Harry’s hot dogs, burger sliders, pulled pork, cold and hot side dishes, beverages and beer. The exhibit, which is included in the barbecue admission, will include some 25 of Pennsylvania’s most historically significant iron and steel sites: from Poole Forge, the state’s first iron works, to United States Steel, a leader in the global steel industry.
Viewers will learn about the importance of Pennsylvania to the national iron and steel industry. In the 1700s and 1800s Pennsylvania was the top iron-making state in the U.S., and in the 1900s, Pennsylvania was once considered the steel capital of the world.
The exhibit will be on display from October 2016 through April 2017. The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum draws international crowds to its facility, which educates the public on the people, places, products and processes of steel making, as well as the importance of educating children in the STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
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West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. of Uwchlan, a maker of injectable drug administration products, said Monday it appointed David A. Montecalvo senior vice president of global operations and supply chain. Montecalvo will serve on the senior leadership team and will oversee the company’s global operations function.
He joins West from Medtronic plc, where he served in a number of senior leadership roles, including vice president of contract manufacturing operations for the company’s restorative therapies group, a $7 billion group of businesses; and vice president of business operations integration, where he was responsible for directing and leading the global operations integration of Covidien plc into Medtronic. With 30 years of experience in the medical device and life science industry, Montecalvo has also held senior operations and product development roles at Urologix Inc. and Lectec Corp.
“David Montecalvo brings a wealth of expertise in global operations, business integration and product development,” said Eric M. Green, West’s president and CEO. “As we continue to make significant progress in achieving the operational excellence objectives outlined in our long-term business strategy, including our margin expansion targets, we intend to leverage David’s experience to continue this progress ...”
A World Trade Center support trident is on permanent display at the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum in Coatesville, shown here in a file photo.