On December 5, Principal Professional Seuk Kang of the Cold Rolled Steel Group of the Steel Division of our company received the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit at the ceremony held to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the “Trade Day” held in Seoul.
The Trade Day is an official memorial day of South Korea that was established to promote the balanced growth of international trade and motivate enterprises to develop the country through international trade. During the ceremony, the Korean government conferred merit awards upon 597 people and presented the ‘Export Tower’ to 1,329 trading companies to encourage people and companies which have contributed to the exploration of new overseas markets and the expansion of exports. Among the award winners, only five persons received the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit.
Principal Professional Seuk Kang was selected as one of the winners of the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit in recognition of his efforts to discover new clients and expand exports of Korean-made steel products, and his contribution to reinforcing global competitiveness. Using his experience of trading steel products in the Steel Division of our company for over 30 years, Mr. Kang reorganized his export markets and explored such distant markets as Europe and the Americas in preparation for the sale of Chinese steel products in Asia.
Principal Professional Seuk Kang gave the following acceptance speech upon receiving his award.
“It is a great honor for me to receive such a major prize. I would like to extend my gratitude to all the members of the Steel Division. I promise to do my best together with the members of the Cold Rolled Steel Group in order to achieve an even better performance next year as befits this award.”