Jersey Shore Steel Wins Award for Environmental Excellence

Jersey Shore Steel logoSteel manufacturer Jersey Shore Steel Company’s sustainability initiatives have earned the 2013 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence (GAEE). In addition, the company has been recognized as a finalist for technology innovation and industry leadership in the 2013 Platts Global Metals Awards.

The Governor’s Award is the “highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses and organizations for environmental performance and innovation,” according to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, which presents the awards on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The awards “highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth.”

Jersey Shore Steel is a supplier to the mattress, bedding and furniture industries. This award cites the company’s long-term process of “greening” its operations and recent efforts to educate consumer and industrial markets about the merits of JSS green steel for present and future uses. The first steel mill in the world to have a documented “negative carbon footprint,” the company’s steel is considered by Penn State University to be “the world’s greenest steel.”

At almost the same time, Jersey Shore Steel was named a finalist in two categories of the 2013 Platts Global Metals Awards : “Innovative Technology of the Year” and “Industry Leadership –Steel.”

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About Jersey Shore Steel Company: Jersey Shore Steel Company, celebrating 75 years in business this year, is in its third generation of family ownership. The company produces high carbon, rail steel angles and other shapes. Its steel is used by leading manufacturers in the bedding support, furniture, agricultural products, highway signs and barricades, and other industries.