ThyssenKrupp Steel's has grand opening in Calvert, Alabama
ThyssenKrupp's steel mill grand opening on Dec. 10th in Calvert, Alabama included over 4,000 guests and a performance by legendary southern rock singer Lynyrd Skynyrd, who sang "Sweet Home Alabama" for attendees, according to Alabama Live.
The article reported the event was in ThyssenKrupp's large steel production storage building, with one half of the room holding the program including "Acrobats [who] built a steel structure, spun from hoops, and did flips while wearing pogo stilts, and swung from bungee cords. Models showed off outlandish fashions made of steel and its ingredients.">After the show, the other half of the storage building, equivalent to four WalMart Supercenters, held the reception. Another article from Alabama Live reports that "parts of the [5 billion dollar] mill have been up and running for months.
The carbon steel operation began in the summer, and the smaller stainless operation started up in the fall. Eventually, the complex is expected to employ 2,700, up from its current 1,700."