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beckertourVENICE -- Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti joined Illinois Department of Labor Acting Director Joe Beyer on Labor Day to honor workers at Becker Iron & Metal Inc.

“Today, we celebrate the hard-working men and women who contribute so much to the success of industry within our state,” said Beyer. “It is with great pride that Illinois is home to an employer like Becker Iron & Metal.”

Sanguinetti and Beyer met with Becker employees and toured the facilities. Becker was chosen for this year’s Labor Day event for its commitment to workplace safety and its record of promoting the well being of employees.

“One of Illinois’ best assets is its workforce,” Sanguinetti said. “Our administration has made it a priority to attract and retain high-paying, high-quality jobs in Illinois. I am hopeful other employers will follow Becker’s lead in putting employees first.”

Becker Iron & Metal is a family-owned, fourth-generation company, servicing the scrap metal industry for over 100 years. It is also the first scrap metal recycling company to receive the OSHA Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program award in Illinois.

PHOTO: Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, center, stands with workers at Becker Iron & Metal Inc. in Venice.

-- The Illinois Business Journal