WASHINGTON The Steel
Manufacturers Association (SMA) has honored Gallatin Steel Co.,
Gulf States Manufacturers LLC, Nucor Corp., Steel Dynamics Inc.
and Steel of West Virginia Inc. for their achievements in
social responsibility and innovation.
Gallatin Steel and Steel of West
Virginia jointly received the organizations highest
safety award, the Don Daily SMA Achievement in Safety. Ghent,
Ky.-based Gallatin was recognized for its "Children of Gallatin
Steel" initiative, which promotes home and workplace safety
through art and multimedia applications, while Huntington,
W.Va.-based Steel of West Virginia, a subsidiary of Fort Wayne,
Ind.-based Steel Dynamics, was honored for significantly
improving its lost-time injury performance and safety
Starkville, Miss.-based Gulf
States Manufacturers, a division of Charlotte, N.C.-based
Nucor, received the SMA Achievement in Community Involvement
Award for its numerous initiatives supporting the U.S.
military, among other causes.
In addition, Nucors
Vulcraft Alabama facility received the SMA Achievement in
Environmental Stewardship and Recycling Award for its
sponsorship of a recycling contest that netted more than 11,310
pounds of batteries while raising funds for local schools.
Steel Dynamics structural
and rail division in Columbia City, Ind., received the SMA
Achievement in Innovation Award for its design and
implementation of a light system to indicate alignment to
switchmen at its plant, which has improved plant safety and
will prevent future accidents.
A number of other companies and
divisions also were recognized April 30 for innovation,
environmental stewardship and involvement in their communities.
The SMA recognized companies for their safety achievements in