AMM Steel Excellence Award winners named

Jun 20, 2014 | 02:02 PM |

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NEW YORK — AMM presented 15 Awards for Steel Excellence to 13 companies and one individual at a June 17 dinner in New York celebrating best-in-class initiatives that have introduced real and quantifiable change to the steel industry. The fifth annual awards program recognized the efforts of individuals and companies whose ingenuity, dedication and difference-making savvy distinguished 2014’s honorees from their peers over the past 12 months. A panel of distinguished judges with a wide-ranging level of expertise evaluated a record number of nominations using a point-based qualitative approach to identify demonstrated excellence among nominees drawn from mills, distributors and other service providers with operations in North America. The 2014 winners of AMM’s Awards for Steel Excellence are: Best Innovation: Product — Material Sciences Corp. Material Sciences Corp. (MSC) developed a lightweight steel laminate or metal composite that is both highly formable and weldable and can offer substantial mass savings vs. monolithic steel. The MSC lightweight laminate solution addresses many of the concerns that arise when making sweeping changes to vehicle design over a short period, while reducing risk and minimizing the need to compromise performance. Best Innovation: Process — ArcelorMittal Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is transforming automaking through such advances as the door ring on Honda Motor Co.’s 2014 Acura MDX. The vehicle’s hot-stamped, laser-welded door ring, a three-year innovation achieved using ArcelorMittal’s Usibor 1500—a patented aluminum-silicon-coated....

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