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Famous boxer Wladimir Klitschko met the INTERPIPE STEEL team

The day before the Metallurgist Day the new INTERPIPE STEEL electric steel-melting complex was visited by the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Wladimir Klitschko. “Dr. Steel Hammer” devoted his visit to the acquaintance of young metallurgists, whose everyday job roles include the production of steel. The renowned boxer congratulated the innovative mill employees for the then upcoming Metallurgist Day, which is celebrated on July 20th.

During his visit, Wladimir Klitschko partook in the traditional tour  of INTERPIPE STEEL, open to all residents and guests in the city. Over the course of the tour, the Heavyweight Boxing Champion was introduced to innovative steel-melting technologies and saw the mill’s trade-mark : the contemporary art objects by famous Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.

Throughout his time at the mill, Interpipe employees were given the opportunity to speak with the boxer and askhim about sports and his successes in business. To commemorate his arrival, the Heavyweight Boxing Champion took part in an autograph- and photo session for INTERPIPE STEEL employees. In return the metallurgists presented a souvenir watch to the sportsman. The dial plate of this timepiece was made out of the steel billet, produced by INTERPIPE STEEL.

Wladimir Klitschko, Heavyweight Boxing Champion commented: “I am truly delighted to visit a metallurgical production facility, where progressive technologies and contemporary art are so well-combined. For Ukraine, INTERPIPE STEEL is a huge step forward towards European standards of business. The work of metallurgists is rightfully known to be one of the hardest and most complicated jobs. That is why I would like to congratulate you on your professional holiday and to wish INTERPIPE employees to success in proving their championship in metallurgy with their high standard work!”

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