Media advisory for Gerdau St. Paul mill caster groundbreaking ceremony may 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Press release

Gerdau recently announced a $50 million investment to replace the continuous caster at its St. Paul, Minn., mill. The project will increase Special Bar Quality (SBQ) capacity by 100,000 short tons and increase the mill’s total capacity to 550,000 short tons. To officially mark the beginning of our investment, we are holding a special groundbreaking ceremony. We will celebrate with speeches from Gerdau leadership and government and economic development officials who have helped make this project possible. A photo opportunity and lunch will follow.
WHAT: Gerdau St. Paul Mill Caster Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHO: Gerdau Leadership, Government Officials and Representatives of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul Port Authority, Xcel Energy and the President of USW Local 7263
WHEN: May 30 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch
WHERE: Gerdau St. Paul Mill, 1678 Red Rock Road, St. Paul, MN 55119
Replacement of the current continuous caster will enable the mill to continue to focus on the world-class products that are currently available to Gerdau customers. The new caster will also improve quality levels and add aluminum grain refined capabilities that are limited by the current casting equipment and practices.
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.
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