MIDLOTHIAN Employees of local steel mill company, Gerdau, erected the 50-foot tower for Midlothian's coming CASA WX radar unit the latest in weather radar technology.

Gerdau not only provided the labor to raise the tower at Midlothian's Police Department Justice Center, it also provided the materials and labor to construct the tower and rebar in the foundation at no charge.

Midlothian Mayor Pro Tem Joe Frizzell, who also serves as the CASA WX Executive Council Marketing Subcommittee Chair, said that the entire CASA project has garnered private (municipal) and public (industry, local business, etc.) support because they understand the value of safety the unit will offer Midlothian and the surrounding area.