Jersey Shore Steel A Finalist For Two Platts Global Metals Awards

Jersey Shore Steel is a finalist for two awards from The International Platts Global Metals Awards for 2014. Nominations were received for companies located in 20 countries, and for the second straight year, Jersey Shore Steel Company, a Pennsylvania steelmaker who supplies angle steel to bed frame and home furnishings manufacturers, is among the finalists.

Jersey Shore Steel has again been named a finalist in two categories: “Breakthrough Innovation of the Year” and “Industry Leadership.” According to Platts, a McGraw Hill company and leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider, the first awards category recognizes “exemplary performance in greater efficiency, higher productivity, better quality, and lower environmental impact.” The second award, the Industry Leadership Award, recognizes “first movers, venturing away from the status-quo and willing to take risks with the courage and conviction to make fundamental changes in the way they operate.”

Already known for making steel with the highest recycled content and lowest embodied energy of any steel on the market, Jersey Shore Steel made additional operating improvements in 2013 that cut process water consumption in half – saving hundreds of thousands of gallons every day – and improved yield by optimizing the way final products are sheared from reheated, rerolled railroad T-rail. The innovations are part of a larger commitment to sustainable steel manufacturing that includes using alternative energy to cut fossil fuel use. The company has shared its green practices with the steel industry domestically and abroad.

The company’s high strength steel angles and shapes are used by leading brands of furniture, bedding support, orchard and vineyard support systems, signage, and barricades.

Platts will reveal the winners in 11 metals industry categories in May in London.

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About Jersey Shore Steel Company: Jersey Shore Steel Company provides a green alternative to other steel and even wood, while its steel’s strength supports today’s heavier mattress sets and motion furniture sectionals with less deflection and movement than other steel. This protects consumers’ investment in furniture and helps protect warranty coverage and avoid returns. Genuine green steel from Jersey Shore Steel and the products in which it is used are made in the U.S.A., so customers and consumers are helping sustain American jobs, as well as the environment.