Ballard receives last load of donated steel from Gerdau Steel
Shown from left are BMHS alumnus Colby Foster, Ballard County Career and Technical Center welding instructor Kevin Chatellier, Gerdau Engineering Manager Wayne Armbruster, Gerdau 33-year employee John Wampler. Shipping coordinator Rhonda Morgan is not pictured. The Calvert City site had sponsored BCCTC welding classes for about 6,000 pounds of steel a year for the last 12 years. Armbruster has served on the welding program’s advisory board. The plant employs 130 people, and announced plans Aug. 17 to idle by the end of November.