May 15, 2015
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New bicycles and helmets celebrate outstanding 2014-15 attendance
On Friday, May 15, Gerdau presented new bicycles and safety helmets to 11 Lonsdale Elementary School students in recognition of their outstanding attendance during the 2014-15 school year.
The presentation marked the fourth year that the Knoxville steel mill has rewarded Lonsdale students with best attendance with bikes. The company presented the bikes and safety helmets to kindergarteners Leila Nicolas Juan and Juan Mateo Bartolome; first grader Dakari Dickey; second graders Maria Juan Andres and Frankie Pedro Martin; third graders Yareli Perez and Francisco Tomas; fourth graders Alexcia Pappadopolis and Sebastian Miguel Geronimo; and fifth graders Carmen Juan Andres and Gabriel Juan Andres.
“Gerdau is a longtime partner with Lonsdale Elementary, and we remain committed to supporting our neighbor,” said Gerdau Vice President and General Manager Johnny Miller. “Rewarding these kids with new bikes and helmets is special to us because it recognizes the commitment and dedication of these young students and also encourages them to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Adam Fritts, Great Schools Partnership community resource coordinator for Lonsdale Elementary School, is a big proponent of the program. “We truly appreciate this generous gift from Gerdau,” said Fritts. “Both our school and Gerdau are parts of the Lonsdale neighborhood, and we are working together to make our community a better place.”
Gerdau is the leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest 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 around 140,000 shareholders.
For more information, visit http://www.gerdau.com/longsteel.