Iron Mining Association President Kelsey Johnson participated in President Trump’s round table on Wednesday.
The association paid the DNT for a full-page ad welcoming Trump to Duluth.
Johnson said in an interview with CBS 3 Duluth that she received the phone call last week to be a part of the event.
She says their main goal in the round table is to thank the President.
"We’re there primarily to relay the gratitude that we have that President Trump heard our cries about the import crisis that we were facing with steel imports illegally reaching our shores, and so we’re there to really relay that message, thanking him for taking this situation to the next level and showing the section 232 that this is really an important and integral part of our nation’s security and national defense," said Johnson.
Johnson says she also hoped to talk about the North American Free Trade Agreement and funding for the Soo Locks at the round table.