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Gerdau wins Raw Materials Provider of the Year award<p><span style="font-family&#58;arial, sans-serif;"><font size="3"><font color="#000000"></font></font></span></p><p>Gerdau has been recognized as the 2017 Raw Materials/Consumables Provider of the Year.&#160;</p><p>The award was presented Tuesday, June 27, as part of the American Metal Market (AMM) Awards for Steel Excellence ceremony. Peter Campo, president of Gerdau Long Steel North America, accepted the award&#160;on behalf of Gerdau.<br></p><p>Gerdau was recognized for the company's installation of a new state-of-the-art non-ferrous scrap separation system at its Jackson, Tennessee facility. The separation system sorts and extracts stainless steel, copper, aluminum and other non-ferrous materials not used in the manufacture of steel, reducing the amount of material going to a landfill. The $20 million capital improvement project added 30 new jobs at the facility. Successful completion of the project required the active involvement of all departments.<br></p><p>&quot;It is a tremendous honor for Gerdau to win this award, as it reflects both our teamwork and our commitment to innovate and invest in value-based strategies. We will continue to focus on initiatives that improve our efficiency and ability to provide expanded services to our customers,&quot; said Campo.</p><p>The Jackson mill has received positive feedback from customers regarding product quality, consistency and cleanliness.</p><p>The AMM Awards for Steel Excellence are among the most prestigious and recognizable in the global steel industry. They recognize world-class innovation and excellence throughout the steel industry supply chain.&#160;<br></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.gerdau.com/northamerica6/28/2017 6:50:36 PM6/28/2017 6:50:36 PM
Victory for U.S. steel producers: foreign imports unfairly traded<p>WASHINGTON, DC<em>&#160;</em>— In a victory for U.S. steel producers, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made affirmative final determinations Friday, June 16,&#160;in the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Japan and Turkey.&#160;The ITC found U.S. rebar producers have been materially injured by unfairly traded imports of rebar from these countries, paving the way for the imposition of AD/CVD orders. All five Commissioners participating in the case voted in favor of the domestic industry.&#160; </p><p>The ITC determination follows a September 2016 petition filed by the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (RTAC), alleging that unfairly dumped rebar from Japan, Taiwan and Turkey and subsidized rebar from Turkey is injuring the U.S. industry and threatening the industry with additional injury. The members of RTAC include Byer Steel Group, Inc., Commercial Metals Company, Gerdau Ameristeel U.S. Inc., Nucor Corporation and Steel Dynamics, Inc.</p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;">&quot;The ITC's findings are a critical step toward restoring fair trade to the U.S. steel market and providing important relief to U.S. producers of rebar,&quot; said Alan Price, chair of Wiley Rein's International Trade Practice and counsel to RTAC. &#160;&quot;We welcome the final decision and commend the ITC and the Commerce Department for their hard work on these cases.&quot;&#160; </p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;">&quot;This decision confirms that the U.S. steel industry and its workers have been devastated by unfairly traded rebar imports from Japan and Turkey,&quot; Price said. &quot;With today's decision, the Commission is stating that foreign countries and producers that do not abide by the rules of international trade will be held accountable.&#160;We look forward to a similar determination on rebar imports from Taiwan in July.&quot; </p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;">Price further noted, &quot;while this is an important result, it is far from the only step necessary to address the steel import crisis affecting the domestic rebar industry.&#160;We urge the President to provide comprehensive relief in the steel Section 232 proceeding to address fully the national security implications caused by massive global excess capacity.&quot;</p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;">Prior to today's ITC vote, the Commerce Department determined that producers in the subject countries were dumping rebar into the United States at the following margins&#58; Japan (206.43% – 209.46%) and Turkey (5.39% - 8.17%).&#160;AD orders will be issued, imposing duties at these levels. In addition, Commerce found that a rebar producer in Turkey, the only country of the three that was also subject to a CVD investigation, was being unfairly subsidized at a rate of 15.99%. &#160;Commerce's final determination in the Taiwan AD investigation will be issued next month, and the ITC will then vote in the Taiwan investigation.&#160; </p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;">In 2014, the ITC also made affirmative final injury determinations in cases on rebar from Mexico and certain other producers in Turkey.&#160; </p>https://www.gerdau.com/northamerica6/16/2017 4:50:01 PM6/16/2017 4:50:01 PM
Gerdau Knoxville steel mill donates bikes, hosts charity golf tournament<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE May 30, 2017 – Employees at Gerdau’s Knoxville, Tennessee steel mill have been busy in the community this May. </font></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"></span><span style="background&#58;white;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">Gerdau Knoxville presented new bicycles and helmets to 12 Lonsdale Elementary School students in recognition of best attendance during the 2016-17 school year. </font></span><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">The presentation marked the sixth year the Knoxville steel mill has rewarded the school’s students with the best attendance. </span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"></span><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">Gerdau presented the bikes and helmets to kindergartners James Harelimana and Aida Geronimo-Miguel; first-graders Eulalia Lorenzo-Francisco and Juan Pascual-Pablo; second-graders Ariana Thomas and Jaqueline Martines; third-graders Juan Pedro-Pascual and Berenize Dominguez; fourth-graders Moses Richardson and Chaddy Ombeni; and fifth-graders Anthony Glenn and Karla Domingo-Domingo.</span></span></p><p><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"></span><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">“We appreciate our longtime partnership with Lonsdale Elementary School,” Johnny Miller, Gerdau Knoxville vice president and general manager, said. “These students earned these bikes and helmets with their commitment to education, and we want to reward their dedication and encourage them to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle all summer long.”</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"></span><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">Wendy Hansard, principal at Lonsdale Elementary School, welcomed Gerdau’s support of the students.</span><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">“Gerdau and Lonsdale Elementary School share a commitment to our children and this community,” Hansard said. “We are so grateful for Gerdau’s generosity and willingness to reward our children for their outstanding attendance this school year.”</span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"></span><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">On May 23, Gerdau Knoxville held a golf tournament in memory of Arlan Piepho, former Gerdau Knoxville vice president and general manager.</span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"></span><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">The tournament, in its fifth year, drew </span><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">51 </font><span style="color&#58;black;">participants and raised $</span><font color="#000000">2,050</font><span style="color&#58;black;"> for research to find better treatments for primary amyloidosis, a rare disease that took Piepho’s life at age 63.</span></span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><span style="color&#58;black;"></span></span><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">Funds raised will support the work of a research team led by Dr. Jonathan Wall, researcher and director of UT Medical Center’s Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics Program.</span><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">“As always, these golf tournaments are a great time for our team to come together for a worthy cause,” </font><span style="color&#58;black;">Miller said. </span><font color="#000000">“We are honored to remember Arlan by supporting research that </font><span style="color&#58;black;">will benefit amyloidosis patients.”</span></span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><span style="color&#58;black;"></span></span><span style="color&#58;black;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;">Since Piepho’s death in 2011, Gerdau employees have raised nearly $</span><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">10</font><span style="color&#58;black;">,000 to support amyloidosis research at UT Medical Center.</span></span><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font></span></p>https://www.gerdau.com/northamerica5/30/2017 2:30:52 PM5/30/2017 2:30:52 PM
Virtual reality now used in Gerdau safety trainings<p>​<span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">May 30, 2017 – Virtual reality can be used for more than video games – it can be used to save lives</font></span><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">. </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">Gerdau has launched a virtual reality app, specifically designed for its operations, to be used in safety trainings. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">&#160;</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">Gerdau special steel is pioneering the beta testing for North America. Employees at the Fort Smith, Arkansas mill and the Monroe and Jackson, Michigan mills tried the app the week of World Safety Day, put on by WorldSteel Association, in April. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">&#160;</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">“It is something different that catches the attention of all ages and is easy to use,” Leslie Hartford, a safety specialist at Gerdau Monroe, said. “I was able to take virtual reality goggles home the first weekend we had them. I had my 12-year-old daughter recognizing the hazards in the program.”</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">&#160;</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Users wear virtual reality goggles and use a cellphone app that puts the users into a real-life setting within a steel mill’s maintenance shop. Users can look around and identify dangerous scenarios, as well as rank the scenarios by severity. At the end, users get to see what they missed or what they ranked wrong. <span style="">&#160;</span></font></font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">&#160;</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">“This is easier said than done because risk perception is different from person to person,” Clinton Johnson, a management systems facilitator at Gerdau Fort Smith, said. “Thus, good training is necessary, which the VR system can help get the whole team on the same page about what is considered a high severity and low severity near miss.”</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">&#160;</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">The virtual reality goggles and controller are about $15, but the phone that was used – a Samsung Galaxy S5 -- runs about $200. If an app is developed for an iPhone in the future, company phones can be used to facilitate the training, as most of Gerdau’s facilitators and managers have company-issued iPhones.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">&#160;</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">“I cannot imagine us not getting new apps in the future,” Britton Shaw, safety manager at Gerdau Fort Smith, said. “This type of training allows employees to navigate through hazardous area without exposing themselves to real hazards.”</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">&#160;</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">At Fort Smith, about 18 employees beta tested the app, and in Monroe and Jackson about 100 employees per location beta tested the app.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" size="3">&#160;</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin&#58;0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">“<span style="">I like the technology and see application for other training materials,” Otto Alvarado, </span></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3">safety manager at the Gerdau Jackson,</font><span style=""><font color="#000000" size="3"> said. </font></span><font color="#000000" size="3">“The initiative supports Gerdau’s focus on innovation.”</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.gerdau.com/northamerica5/30/2017 2:00:04 PM5/30/2017 2:00:04 PM
Gerdau employees rally together for Miles for Moffitt<p>​<strong>TAMPA, Fla. (May 10, 2017) </strong>— There's a distinct difference between running and jogging, according to Peter Campo. &quot;My wife is a runner. I'm a jogger,&quot; he says. </p><p>Campo, president of Gerdau Long Steel North America, has run in <a href="http&#58;//www.milesformoffitt.com/"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Miles for Moffitt</span></a> since he first came to his company's headquarters in Tampa in 2008, along with his wife, Julie. This year, Campo set a New Year's resolution to run 600 miles. Last year, he ran 500. Despite his goals, it is Julie who is the marathon athlete. &#160;</p><p>&quot;We run on weekends. She slows down for me,&quot; Campo says. </p><p>The Campos' don't do it only for the steps — they lost a child to cancer years ago. </p><p>&quot;Everybody knows somebody who has cancer or experienced a tragedy,&quot; Campo says. &quot;I'm not special. I have the ability to give something back, and, as Gerdau, we have a collective ability to give back in big ways.&quot;</p><p>On May 13, the couple will run the 12<sup>th</sup> annual Miles for Moffitt presented by AutoNation at the USF Sun Dome. There will be a 10K, 5K, 1-mile run/walk, wheelchair race and Kids Dash. Supporters can also participate as a virtual runner. All registration fees and donations will support cancer research at <a href="https&#58;//www.moffitt.org/"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Moffitt Cancer Center</span></a>. Since 2006, when Miles for Moffitt began, the event has raised more than $3.2 million to benefit finding a cure.&#160;&#160;</p><p>&quot;I have a soft spot for research and a soft spot for cancer research in particular,&quot; Campo says.</p><p>He has served on the <a href="https&#58;//www.moffitt.org/about-moffitt/moffitt-cancer-center-boards/foundation-board-of-directors/"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation Board</span></a> for over two years and is part of the research committee — a natural fit for this Caltech Ph.D. in chemical engineering.</p><p>Campo can identify with the scientists on the cancer research side, which helps him bridge the gap between the science and philanthropy. </p><p>&quot;My contribution is helping philanthropists understand what their money is going to. When you can make a connection to those who have the means to make a difference, it's powerful,&quot; he says.</p><p>Campo's philanthropy work aligns with those of Gerdau, a steel manufacturer with 18 mills in North America. Each year, Gerdau engages thousands of employees in company-sponsored volunteer activities. </p><p>In the past, Gerdau has come in second and third for the largest team at Miles for Moffitt. This year, Gerdau is a bib sponsor and wants to be the largest team. So far, 110 people have joined the Gerdau team and&#160;over $5,000 has&#160;been raised. </p><p>Campo describes the run as a sort of company picnic. </p><p>&quot;It's fun. It promotes wellness. It gets people out, and they mix with other people in the company they don't see every day,&quot; Campo says. </p>https://www.gerdau.com/northamerica5/9/2017 7:57:49 PM5/9/2017 7:57:49 PM

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