The governors of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island and West Virginia issued proclamations to declare September 28 as SteelDay. The declaration was in recognition of the structural steel industry's contribution to America's infrastructure, economy and employment. This year marks the fourth annual SteelDay, hosted by the Chicago-based American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), its members and partners. It was celebrated at about 170 event locations all over the U.S. and featured free educational and networking opportunities for the design and construction professionals, as well as the public at large.
SteelDay proclamations were signed by: Gov. Janice K. Brewer of Arizona; Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado; Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter of Idaho; Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois; Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan; Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada; Gov. John A. Kitzhaber of Oregon; Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee of Rhode Island; and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia.