▴ The red hot plate turn into this final product-steel coil

Baotou Iron and Steel Group 包钢集团

Some of my relatives worked for this company for over 20-30 years. (Not in this department but other sections)

The company was established in 1954 with over 170,000 workers back in the old days. Now there is only 40,000 staff left. I went on a private tour with 4 other seniors who joined the workforce in 1961. They were so proud of being a member of this massive group. I envy their collective memory and the loyalty they showed to their company. The sense of belonging can be found in here, even it has been decades away.

As a freelancer I rarely find this sense of corporative belonging…towards any of my clients.