NEW YORK — Finalists spanning the steel industry supply chain have been announced for the 2018 American Metal Market Awards for Steel Excellence.
“We again had an outstanding response in both the quality and quantity of the nominations, reflecting the continued strengthening of the global steel industry and the innovative solutions to further increase competitiveness of individual companies and the industry at large,” said Raju Daswani, chief executive officer of American Metal Market.
This year’s finalists total 53 companies in 15 categories. Nominations were received from throughout the steel supply chain - from tube and pipe companies, producers, service centers, raw materials providers, scrap equipment suppliers and recyclers, to purveyors of technology, logistics, information, financial and legal services critical to the industry.
Finalists were selected by senior American Metal Market editors, and those entries will be scored by steel industry veterans who serve as judges to select the winners. The winners will be announced at the annual Steel Awards Dinner, to be held June 26 in New York in conjunction with the annual global Steel Success Strategies conference presented by American Metal Market and World Steel Dynamics.
Best Innovation: Product - Gerdau Special Steel North America; Gerdau Long Steel North America/Dywidag-Systems International USA Inc; Steel Dynamics Inc, Butler Flat Roll Division; TimkenSteel Corp; Trinity Products LLC
Best Innovation: Process - ArcelorMittal Dofasco; Falk PLI; GrafTech International Ltd; HyCal Corporation; Independent Steel Alliance; Steel Dynamics Inc, Butler Flat Roll Division; TimkenSteel Corp
Best Operational Improvements - ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Gerdau Long Steel North America; GrafTech International Ltd; Outokumpu Americas; TimkenSteel Corp
Best Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship - ArcelorMittal USA; Big River Steel; Bob’s Metals Inc; Liberty Iron & Metal Inc; SSAB Americas; TimkenSteel Corp
Technology Provider of the Year - Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.a. (Micro-mill Project); Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche Spa (Universal Endless Project); Falk PLI; Nalco Water; Primetals Technologies; Glenmount Global Solutions/SR-Instruments Oy/ArcelorMittal Global Research; TMEIC
Financial Services Provider of the Year - Bank of America Merrill Lynch; BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Legal Services Provider of the Year - Burr & Forman LLP; Gray Reed & McGraw LLP; Morris, Manning & Martin LLP; Wiley Rein LLP
Information Technology Provider of the Year - AME Research; Quintiq
Steel Producer of the Year - Big River Steel; Gerdau Special Steel North America; Nucor Corp; SSAB Americas; Steel Dynamics Inc
Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year - Gerdau Special Steel North America; Ports of Indiana
Scrap Company of the Year - B.L. Duke; Ferrous Processing & Trading Company; Liberty Iron & Metal Inc; PSC Metals Inc; Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc; Sims Brothers Recycling; Triple M Metal LP; W Silver Recycling Inc
Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year - Harris Waste Management Group Inc; Metso Minerals Industries Inc
Tube and Pipe Producer of the Year - JSW Steel (USA) Inc; Michigan Seamless Tube LLC; Trinity Products LLC
Service Center of the Year - Jemison Metals; Kenwal Steel Inc.; Klein Steel Service Inc; MidWest Materials Inc; Mill Steel Company; TW Metals Inc
Raw Materials/Consumables Provider of the Year - Carmeuse Lime and Stone North America; Ecovery LLC; GrafTech International Ltd; RHI Magnesita N.V.