Historic Bethlehem Steel sign installed at Steel Plant Museum

The iconic Bethlehem Steel sign was unveiled at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York in South Buffalo Thursday. The raising of the historic sign serves as a reminder of Buffalo’s rich steel heritage. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says as the son of a steelworker, he believes the sign is a symbol of hard work, family values and a strong community.

“Seeing this sign in its new home brings back many memories for me, reminds us of all that Bethlehem Steel meant to our community, and re-instills our pride in our industrial heritage. It is an honor to be here as this iconic sign is once again put on display,” said Poloncarz.

The 2,500 pound sign is constructed of steel bracing supports, painted steel panels, stainless steel bezel surround, and raised stainless steel letters. The sign is believed to be constructed in Buffalo by Goergen-Mackwirth using steel panels produced at Bethlehem Steel… read more >

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