FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2013
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Contact: Scott Bird
Gerdau recently made a $1,000 donation to its former Lonsdale neighbor, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The donation equates to 3,000 meals for our neighbors in need.
“Our mill developed a relationship with Second Harvest when they were located right down the street from us,” said Gerdau Vice President and General Manager Johnny Miller. “Although they have moved to Maryville, we still believe in their mission and are happy to make this donation to help put food on the table for area families.”
Second Harvest Food Bank reports that in East Tennessee, one person out of every six goes hungry each night and that the “working poor” make up the largest portion of people receiving food donations from Second Harvest.
“Second Harvest is deeply grateful to Gerdau for its friendship and ongoing partnership,” said Second Harvest Executive Director Elaine Streno. “This gift will provide 3,000 meals in our 18 county service area. We thank everyone at Gerdau for their generosity.”
Gerdau has a robust social responsibility program that focuses on providing community support in the locations where it operates.
Nationally, Gerdau donates funds to the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement.
Gerdau is the leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special long steel in the world. It has over 45,000 employees and industrial operations in 14 countries with operations 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 millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York and Madrid and has approximately 140,000 shareholders.
Gerdau’s products are generally sold to steel service centers, steel fabricators, or directly to original equipment manufacturers for use in a variety of industries, including non-residential, infrastructure, commercial, industrial and residential construction, metal building, manufacturing, automotive, mining, cellular and electrical transmission and equipment manufacturing.
For more information, visit http://www.gerdau.com/longsteel.