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Puma Steel and LCCC to Host SteelDay on Sept. 28

Cheyenne, Wyoming – In celebration of the U.S. structural steel industry's 10th annual SteelDay, the community is invited to visit, tour and interact with Puma Steel in Cheyenne on Friday, Sept. 28.

SteelDay is the structural steel industry's largest educational and networking function. Each year, SteelDay offers free events all over the country—including facility tours, educational seminars, jobsite visits, and more—to showcase how the industry contributes to building America.

Puma Steel and Laramie County Community College will host a welding competition for high school juniors and seniors from across the region. Students will be asked to complete specific welds to showcase their talents, knowledge of the industry needs and safety standards. Students qualifying as finalist in the competition will have the opportunity to win a scholarship to LCCC to receive a certificate of completion or an associate degree in welding. The total amount of scholarships being awarded by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) to these students is valued at more than $10,000, in addition to the contestants having the opportunity to receive equipment and industry supplies

The final round of the welding competition will take place at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at Puma Steel. Governor Matt Mead will present the winners with their scholarships at 11 a.m.

Championed by the AISC and its members and partners, SteelDay offers the opportunity for professionals, students and the general public to gain insight into the value and expertise that the U.S. structural steel industry brings to building and bridge projects.

For more information on the SteelDay welding competition contact Liz Ivie at eivie@lccc.wy.edu or 307.778.1152.