Redcar and Cleveland mayor Dennis Teasdale has celebrated 60 years of steel milling in the area with a special event to say ‘thank you’ to the team behind the milestone anniversary.
The Teesside Beam Mill in Redcar has been in operation since 1958 making steel for the construction industry.
Exported all around the world, steel from Teesside has been used in iconic buildings including The Shard, Heathrow Airport and Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers.
A special ‘Thank You’ event was held at the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure & Community Heart to celebrate the milestone in our industrial heritage, with the Mayor paying tribute to British Steel’s legacy and positive impact on local people.
Speaking at the event, Councillor Teasdale said: “Today’s celebration marks the anniversary of one of our most important industrial assets, one that has employed many local residents over the past 60 years and played an important part in the history of our area.”
Guest of Honour was Andy Williams, plant manager of Teesside Beam Mill, who said: “We pride ourselves on being in the heart of the community and we’re honoured to be recognised by the Mayor.
“At Teesside Beam Mill we’re passionate about our heritage of iron and steelmaking in the region. The skill and dedication shown by generations of Teesside steelworkers has helped put this area on the map.
“We’re determined to continue building a brighter future for our employees. We invest in the best – the people, the plant and our products.”
Also speaking at the event was Redcar & Cleveland Council leader Sue Jeffrey who spoke of her belief that steel “has a great future ahead of it”’ and congratulated the Beam Mill on reaching not only its 60th anniversary but also achieving a high level of annual input.