Karaganda – Ekibastuz City, Kazakhstan – August 27, 2013 – Eurotire, a global leader in the OTR (off the road) tire market for the mining industry, was invited to participate as corporate sponsor for Bogatyr’s Miner’s Day five day celebration of miners. For the second year in a row, Eurotire took part in the Bogatyr Komir, LLC hosted event, which was dedicated in honor of the mining industry’s hard working employees.
While activities lasted for five full days, the primary event was held on August 23, with many coal mining companies outside of Karaganda traveling to the city to participate. Eurotire was invited to be on hand and they donated and distributed many generous. Prizes consisted of cell phones, digital cameras and tablets and were awarded to the employees and friends of the various local mines in accordance to lottery.
“We are, indeed, honored to have been involved with this important sponsorship over the past couple years. We view this event as an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and enduring efforts of our local miners.” stated Andrey Shulga and Alexander Andriyenko, Technical Services Managers for Eurotire. Andriyenko also assisted in the organization of the event.
Originating in 1935, Miner’s Day commemorates the event when Soviet miner, Stakhanov, mined 102 tons in just one day. This is over fourteen times more mined than on any other given day. Today, Miner’s Day is still celebrated in ex-CIS countries. Bogatyr, Maikuben, KarakhMys, and ArcelorMittal also participated in the event.