Metro-East News

New plant manager named at Granite City Works

The new acting plant manager at U.S. Steel’s Granite City Works started his job Monday.

A statement from U.S. Steel said Michael Terry was named to the post. Terry will report to the general manager of the Gary, Ind., plant.

Richard Veitch, who headed the plant since March of 2009, is the new president of PRO-TEC Coating Company, a joint venture of U.S. Steel and Japan-based Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Terry’s career began at the Granite City Works in 1975. Starting in the 1980s, he assumed various engineering roles in Granite City, the Great Lakes Works outside Detroit, the Midwest Plant in Portage, Ind. and also worked out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh and Mishawaka, Ind.

After a stint as general manager of engineering at U.S. Steel’s site in Kosice, Slovakia, Terry returned to Granite City, and in 2014, assumed the role of division manager of rolling and finishing.

U.S. Steel began idling the Granite City Works just after Christmas and informed 2,000 workers they’d be laid off. The company has said the idling will be temporary but there’s no timetable for when work will resume.

Tobias Wall: 618-239-2501, @Wall_BND