Joseph E Panek
RECORD AWARD - Joseph E. Panek (right) explains pump for new water spray system on continuous mining machines to A. A. Christopher (left), U. S. Steel Frick District maintenance superintendent, and E. L. Baker, general superintendent. Record Award For Suggestion Joseph E. Panek, mechanic first class at U. S. Steel's Frick District Filbert Shop, has received a record setting $3,523.26 award for an idea under the Employe Suggestion Program. The highest award paid in Frick District history went to the 24-year U. S. Steel veteran for suggesting a more efficient water spray system on continuous mining machines, providing improved dust control. Mr. Panek joined filbert Shop in 1950 as an outside construction laborer. In 1953, he became a machinist helper and advanced to his present position a year later. He and his wife, Genevieve, reside in Footedale. Their son, Joseph, Jr., worked this past summer as an apprentice miner at'U. S. Steel's Robena No. 1 Mine. He is a sophomore at Duquesne University. '