Industry looks to entice younger workers
Second- and third-generation steelworkers, from left, Dan Walters, of Griffith, John Gelon, of Lowell, Gail Richardson, of East Chicago, and Eddie Medina Jr., of Schererville. Gelon's father and grandfather, both named John, both worked in the mill. His father lost his life in the mill in 1946. Richardson, Walters and Medina are second-generation steelworkers.