Elaine Horvat (nee MacNeil, retired Material Handling and Logistics) started at Dofasco in 1981, the same year her brother, Ray MacNeil (Cold Roll and Pickling) did. They were generation No. 2 for the MacNeils, as their dad, John MacNeil, started at Dofasco the year Elaine was born. He spent a career as a Crane Operator at the No. 1 Hot Mill before retiring in 1992.
Suffice to say, Elaine and Ray grew up with Dofasco being part of the family. Over their 38-year careers, that’s become even truer.
Elaine retired on June 24. In a packed conference room, her current and former colleagues and family members gathered to congratulate her on a job well done. In the room were her father John and brother Ray, as well as her husband Ivan and two sons, Bobby and Erik Horvat who have all also joined the family business (Ivan in Manufacturing Services, Bobby in the Hot Mill and Erik in Material Handling & Logistics). Her nephew, Alex MacNeil (Ray’s son) was also there, on his lunch break from his first day on the job at Dofasco!