CLEVELAND, OH-- State Representative Sara Cambensy and a delegation of U.P. leaders met with Cleveland Cliffs officials in Cleveland Thursday.
The group was there to present Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves with letters of support and a state resolution supporting the mining company’s possible reopening of the Empire Mine. Cambensy was joined by Lake Superior Community Partnership CEO Amy Clickner, NICE Schools Superintendent Bryan DeAugustine, Ishpeming City Manager Mark Slown, General Manager of Cliffs Michigan Operations Jim Kochevar, and UPPCO Vice President of Business Development and Communications Brett French.
The team played a video of regional leaders and United Steelworkers members to help make their case for CCI reopening the mine.
Cliffs is considering whether it will return to Richmond Township or construct a new mine in Minnesota.