Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) is pleased to announce that Steel Dynamics, Inc. will sponsor Flight #25 scheduled for September 27, 2017. Sponsoring the Honor Flight represents a $75,000 donation by Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Honor Flight President Dennis Covert states, “We are elated and grateful to learn that Steel Dynamics will become a Full-Flight Sponsor for Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. With a waiting list of over 700 veterans, this financial commitment will immensely bolster our bottom line, thus assuring our veterans realize their dream of visiting the memorials built in their honor in Washington D.C.”
This will be the fourth full-flight sponsor for HFNEI. The first was Flight #14, funded by Dennis and Charline Covert; the second and third full flight sponsors were Paulding Putnam Electric COOP who raised enough money for two Honor Flights last September and October.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, with over 7,500 employees, and facilities located throughout the United States, and in Mexico. Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.
“We are humbled by the sacrifices of our veterans and are honored to support a Northeast Indiana Honor Flight,” said Mark D. Millett, Steel Dynamics, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. “We would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to our veterans.”
Honor Flight NE Indiana, Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization and 95% of all donations go directly towards the veterans’ trips. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. As of May 2017, Honor Flight Northeast Indiana has transported 1710 veterans to Washington, D. C.