posted on Oct, 8 2016 @ 03:17 AM
My Father worked for National Steel Corporation in the 60's and 70's. I was "hatched" in 63. (old man now). Dad was a Civil Engineer, and a
good one. Taught me everything I know.
Although I lived in what they call the "Midwest" then, as a child, I actually grew up in WY (long story, but not here). I went on to become an
Engineer, but before I could do that I had to pay some dues (as all real engineers do). So I started out as a layout engineer for industrial-heavy
construction. Ironically, I was transferred back to Michigan for a project at none other than Great Lakes Steel (this was back in the mid '80s).
Dad had long since retired from Great Lakes as their chief Engineer. I'd been through the plant as a kid, but I'd never worked there.
A layout Engineer is pretty much a surveyor (with some dangerous responsibilities). I was working for an Engineering firm based in Southfield. They
sent us to Great Lakes. My crew was to survey for a new facility (hot roll mill) where an existing hot roll mill already existed. It was a nasty job
(from an engineering standpoint). In order to understand what we needed to do, the company wanted us to see the operation from raw material to
finished product. So, we went to Zug (look it up). Zug Island is like the apocalypse time FIVE. It's truly hell on earth! Lightning shoots across
the sky there (on a clear day) for no reason! Everything is coated with feet of ash, even cars parked for a few hours have 2" of ash on them. The
sky is dark there. The energy they used was amazing (24" natural gas lines - High pressure, 225kV power lines, etc.) It was shocking! When you got
over on 'Zug" the earth just trembled. Those who worked there every day were used to it, but for a noob (like me) it was truly unsettling.
EVERYTHING was gigantic. When we were there they were "rebuilding" one furnace and "relining" another. These blast furnaces are like 300 feet
tall and 100 feet in diameter, and nothing but the core of the MOLTEN earth flows into or out of them!! There were guys walking around (workers) like
this was nothing. (Note: if you set something on a table, the vibrations, explosions and just incredible noise would vibrate the object off the table
in less than 5 seconds).
(Note....now seeing as how ATS limit's characters, I'm going to pause now...and post a part II to this post).