Sipar Gerdau, Gerdau's operations in Argentina, is conducting the first edition of its Customer DevelopmentProgram with the participation of 40 small local companies. The program is run by the Fund for Economicand Social Development (Fundes) and aims to increase the competitiveness of clients through specializedtraining and consultancy in improving business management. Gerdau will also carry out customerdevelopment programs in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia in 2012.
About Gerdau Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special 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 around the world it transforms, each year, millions of metric tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. With more than 140,000 shareholders, the Company is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York and Madrid.