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Schnitzer Named Scrap Company of the Year

June 27, 2011


Schnitzer Named Scrap Company of the Year
American Metal Market's 2nd Annual Awards for Steel Excellence


ATLANTA, Ga.- Schnitzer Southeast, LLC, a division of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is proud to announce that Schnitzer was recently named "Scrap Company of the Year" at the American Metal Market's (AMM) 2nd Annual Awards for Steel Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes Schnitzer's outstanding commitment to operational excellence, significant growth achievements and contributions to the industry's global advancement during the past year.
Schnitzer Southeast operates 18 scrap recycling facilities across the Southeast and Puerto Rico. Locations include Albany, Atlanta, Bainbridge, Cartersville, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon and Rossville, Georgia; Attalla, Birmingham, Dothan and Selma, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Bayamon, Caguas and Salinas, Puerto Rico.
AMM's 2010 Steel Excellence Awards program recognized companies for demonstrating operational excellence as well as contributions to the industry overall. Nominations for the award were judged in three areas:
  • Customer service / support and continuous improvement initiatives
  • The adoption / implementation of scrap anti-theft, mercury switch removal and radiation detection measures
  • Environmental compliance and safety compliance 2010 vs 2009

About Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled ferrous metal products in the United States with 57 operating facilities located in 14 states, Puerto Rico and Western Canada. The Company has seven deep water export facilities located on both the West and East coasts as well as in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The Company's integrated operating platform also includes its auto parts and steel manufacturing businesses. The Company's auto parts business sells used auto parts through its 50 self-service facilities located in 14 states and Western Canada. With an effective annual production capacity of approximately 800,000 tons, the Company's steel manufacturing business produces finished steel products, including rebar, wire rod and other specialty products. The Company commenced its 105th year of operations in fiscal year 2011.
Contact: Chip Koplin ~ ~ 478-765-1356 / 478-718-7005 

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