FORT WAYNE, Ind., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) announced today that Steel Dynamics, Inc. was recognized as the "2015 Global Metals Company of the Year" on Thursday, May 19, 2016, during the 4th annual Platts Global Metals Awards ceremony. The event was held at Grosvenor Square in London.
"We are honored and humbled to have received this prestigious award," said Mark Millett, CEO and President of Steel Dynamics, Inc. "We thank all of those that aided in our success—our customers, suppliers, shareholders and employees. The strength and uniqueness of our cultural foundation has been recognized. The strong character and determination of our employees are unmatched. It is their dedication and passion for excellence that propels Steel Dynamics to the highest standard of operational and financial performance throughout all market environments. I thank each one, and remind them, that safety is always the top priority."
"With each year, entries for the Awards program become more competitive and winning is no small feat," said Imogen Dillon Hatcher, president of S&P Global Platts. "We congratulate Steel Dynamics for its impressive win in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards."
The "Global Metals Company of the Year" award is chosen by an independent panel of international experts, whose background and experience include regulation, corporate leadership, trading and technology. Out of over 100 nominations across all 14 award categories, the winner of the "Global Metals Company of Year" award needed to be fast-moving, adaptive, and concerned with the provision, production, logistics and trading of the metals complex as a whole. The range and extent of a company's activities—its diversity, scope, technological innovation, and environmental concern— were pivotal factors, as were the traditional values of concern for the end user and efficiency. Particular attention was also paid to the commitment to sustainability.
About Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with annual sales of $7.6 billion in 2015, approximately 7,500 employees, and manufacturing facilities primarily located throughout the United States (including six electric-arc-furnace steel mills, ten steel coating lines, an iron production facility, approximately 75 metals recycling locations and eight steel fabrication plants).
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