·  by Van Tenpenny

Union and Community Leaders Push for Georgetown Harbor Revitalization


USW Local 7898 President James Sanderson from Georgetown Steel, Georgetown, South Carolina, in conjunction with local and state leaders, has renewed the push promoting Georgetown Harbor and Port.

The committee wants to dredge Georgetown Harbor to allow large shipping and full barge access which would allow industry to thrive. This project would greatly assist the mill’s progress. The mill alone handles many tons of cargo annually from their steel mill pier.

Sanderson, along with SC state Sen. Ronnie Sabb, Georgetown Mayor Brendon Barber, Georgetown Steel plant management, and other community leaders recently met with Gov. Henry McMaster. The Governor was impressed by “Team Georgetown’s” Harbor Project presentation. Town Hall meetings will be scheduled soon. “We must be active in securing the longevity of our Mill” Sanderson stated, “we cannot allow the security of our mill to others, we must be active.”

USW District 9 Director Daniel Flippo applauds the hard work and dedication by Sanderson. “Fighting for our member’s security, that is the way we succeed, that is USW District 9 in action!”


Team Georgetown Committee


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