Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has been honoured for his contribution to St Louis in the US state of Missouri with the mayor presenting him with the key to the city.
Paul was on a visit to Bull Moose Industries, the North American division of the Paul family’s Caparo business headquartered in the city, earlier this month when he was honoured by Mayor Francis Slay for the commitment and investment of Caparo and the Paul family in the St Louis area over 30 years.
“I was delighted to receive this prestigious award from Mayor Slay who has himself done great things for St Louis during his 17 years in office,” Paul said.
“It has been a privilege to be part of the St Louis community and to be able to participate in the regeneration of the inner city, most recently with the Angad Hotel in the Grand Center district, named in honour of my late son who was inspired by the potential of the city’s heritage and the redevelopment of the Federal Mogul site in Midtown,” he said.
The Caparo Industries chief said that Bull Moose Industries, a leading North American tubing manufacturer, was established in St Louis back in 1962.
“My current visit has shown the strength of this business and the potential of the management for significant future growth which I hope will bring further jobs to St Louis for many years to come,” he said.