Monday, March 12, 2012

Shiny, heavy metal

One of the best things about this newspaper racket is that occasionally you get to wear special protective gear as you tour a steel-making plant. The scene at times resembled an Elton John retro convention or a bad sci fi-heavy metal mix on roids. But actually this was serious stuff -- we taxpayers are spending $10 million to help a local industry invest a total of $80 million in an expansion that will create jobs, increase efficiency, and -- get this -- reduce the foundry's impact on the environment.

In these parts, the colour of money is a bright red, as in sparks created by an arc furnace.


Knatolee said...

Tin foil suits: very sexy!

Elisabeth said...

So this is not a scene from "the forbidden planet" ?
..or maybe it alien army!

Evlyn said...

Love those shiny suits. And everyone seems to be walking in lock step. I can almost hear them saying (very robot-like) "show me the money"!