SOURCE: American Metal Market

American Metal Market

March 11, 2010 09:00 ET

American Metal Market Announces Call for Nominations for the 2010 Awards for Steel Excellence

Winners to Be Announced During the Steel Success Strategies Conference, June 22, 2010

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) - American Metal Market today announced that it is accepting nominations for its first annual Awards for Steel Excellence. The AMM Awards for Steel Excellence support and reflect the extensive efforts companies have undertaken to improve competitiveness and demonstrate excellence in their operations.

AMM's 2010 Awards for Steel Excellence will recognize companies that have achieved distinction in at least one of the categories defined as critical to business success in the years ahead.

AMM will also present the Titan of Steel Award, which recognizes the game-changing contributions of a single individual, whose influence and actions over the past 25 years have altered the course, face and perception of the American steel industry.

The Awards for Steel Excellence celebrate and recognize advancements rooted in pioneering and implementing business improvements that have delivered real change to the steel industry. Other categories include, Best Innovation, Best Operational Improvements, Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship, Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year, Best Mergers & Acquisitions, Steel Producer of the Year, Service Center of the Year, Scrap Producer of the Year, Biggest Impact on Market over the Decade, Best Turnaround of the Decade and Industry Ambassador/Advocate of the Year.

"Award nominees and recipients exemplify the best and brightest among the hundreds of well-run, innovative and progressive businesses that comprise the steel supply chain," explains David Brooks, senior vice president and publisher of American Metal Market. AMM's Awards for Steel Excellence recognize the key contributions of companies and individuals, who, through acumen, management, innovation and plain hard work are re-inventing the steel-supply chain.

The 2010 Awards for Steel Excellence winners will be honored at an exclusive celebration held during the Steel Success Strategies Conference on June 22nd. Winning companies will also be featured in American Metal Market's print and online properties.

Companies or divisions/subsidiaries of companies based anywhere in the world are eligible to submit nominations. American Metal Market's editors will perform an initial screening of candidates. Finalists will then be evaluated by the program's full panel of prestigious judges.

The judging panel is comprised of leading executives from steel and related industries who will provide an impartial, professional and wide-ranging level of expertise. Judges include Herbert Fastert, former SMS DemagAG executive and veteran steel technology guru, Tom Graham, founding member of T.C. Graham Associates, and former chairman and chief executive officer of AK Steel Corp., Washington Steel Co. and president of the U.S. Steel Group of USX Corp., Peter Marcus, steel securities analyst, founder of World Steel Dynamics and consultant to the global steel industry, and Norman E. Gottschalk, Jr., president, Marmon/Keystone LLC.

Full details and nomination forms can be requested by visiting, or contacting Joanne Hogan at:

About American Metal Market
Since its first print issue published in 1882, American Metal Market (AMM) has been the trusted name in metals industry information. Industry leaders, decision-makers and purchasing executives at primary metals producers, service centers, metals consuming end-users, OEMs, manufacturers and metals recyclers worldwide read the publication daily. Readers rely on AMM to assist them throughout the critical day-to-day decision-making process, helping them to manage, operate and make strategic purchasing decisions for their company.

AMM provides exclusive news and pricing information for the ferrous and nonferrous metals markets with a focus on North America and world markets where applicable. As a member of the Metal Bulletin family of publications, AMM also offers direct access to the global markets through its sister publications, research newsletters, information directories and worldwide conferences. is the online resource for metals industry news, pricing and information. With its global editorial network and proprietary pricing information covering the steel, non-ferrous and scrap markets, AMM and its related products are the one source for all of your metals industry intelligence. AMM brings a world of metals industry information to your desktop every day.

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