In my hometown, Granite City, Illinois, there's a large steel plant that was once an independent operation known simply as Granite City Steel, now it is a part of the US Steel conglomerate. It's a major part of the city, and the town is literally wrapped around the plant. It is such a major employer in the area that when it shut down for several months about 3 years ago due to lack of demand, no one in the town did not have a neighbor, friend or relative that was out of work because of it.
Salute to Steel:
In a town outside St. Louis called Granite City, there is a sight that catches the eye
Large columns of towers pump steam into the sky
As workers in grayish blue uniforms every day walk inside
The sign outside says "US Steel"
While the threat of life changing accidents inside is very real
Drivers wait as steel goes out on rail
Not realizing that it could end up rebuilding a bridge later on down their trail
Here hard hats and lunchboxes reign supreme
As workers continuously build the American dream.