Airport in USA uses Gerdau steel

Press release

Gerdau is providing 12,000 tons of steel for extension of a runway at Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport located in Broward County, Florida, USA. An average 600 flights per day pass through the airport, carrying more than 23 million passengers per year. Total cost of works on the runway, which can handle two aircraft simultaneously, will be US$ 791 million. Expansion commenced in January 2012 and is due for completion at the end of 2014, increasing the capacity for flights by an average 27% per year.

About Gerdau
Gerdau is the leader in the segment of long steel in the Americas and one of the main suppliers of special long steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries — in the Americas, Europe, and Asia — which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and in the world, and transforms each year millions of tons of scrap steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York, and Madrid and has over 130,000 shareholders.
 
 
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