Gerdau’s ability to capture synergies and motivate its experienced team throughout the United States and Canada are among its greatest core competencies. Its dynamic corporate vision has allowed the company to reap the benefits offered during strong market conditions and, perhaps even more importantly now, to implement its strategies and best practices to overcome market challenges. The Company is not only committed to growing as a business, but also to growing as a member of each community where it operates in North America.
Gerdau is the second largest mini-mill steel producer, and steel recycler in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of over ten million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through our vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, Gerdau serves customers throughout the United States and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.
The Company’s products are generally sold to steel service centers, steel fabricators, or directly to original equipment manufacturers for use in a variety of industries, including non-residential, infrastructure, commercial, industrial and residential construction, metal building, manufacturing, automotive, mining, cellular and electrical transmission and equipment manufacturing.
We believe our position as a part of Gerdau – a 100+ year old steel company, the leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the world’s largest suppliers of specialty long steel – gives us unique strength in a highly cyclical industry. By investing in people, processes and technology, we believe we are prepared for the changes that will inevitably occur in this dynamic global environment.
We believe that remaining focused on our Company’s objectives and pursuing goals with a renewed sense of strength and commitment to our values, Gerdau Ameristeel will continue to achieve the vision of being recognized as the most successful company in the steel industry.