Philadelphia, PA - May 15, 2008
Sandmeyer Steel Company has once again participated in honoring the workers and astronauts of the U.S. Space Program by donating their third stainless steel monument to the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation in Titusville, Florida. This monument is over 14 feet high and contains almost 1 ton of 316L stainless steel. It will be dedicated to the Apollo program, which culminated in seven manned missions to the moon. Dedication ceremonies will be in the summer of 2009. "We are proud to honor the efforts of the thousands of workers in the space program," said Rodney C. Sandmeyer, Executive Vice President.
Sandmeyer Steel Company, based in Philadelphia, previously contributed two stainless monuments to the Space Walk of Fame. One monument commemorates the Gemini program, and one is dedicated to the Mercury program. The Mercury monument is a duplicate of a monument that was fabricated by the Company for NASA in 1964 and still stands on Launch Complex 14 at the Kennedy Space Center. Under that monument is buried a time capsule which contains memorabilia from the Mercury space program. The time capsule will be opened in 2464, the 500th anniversary of the conclusion of the Mercury program.
The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization of active and retired space workers with a mission of erecting monuments to the different space programs along the Indian River in Titusville, facing the Vehicle Assembly Building and launch pads on Cape Canaveral.
Sandmeyer Steel Company was founded in 1952 by the late Paul C. Sandmeyer. Family owned and managed, the Company is recognized as a leading producer of stainless steel and nickel alloy plate products used in capital equipment for chemical and other industries. The Company services customers throughout the world.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Rodney C. Sandmeyer at 215-698-4102