Vulcraft-Texas And Nucor Steel-Berkeley Receive Environmental Awards
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Corporation (NUE) announced today that two Nucor facilities have been awarded prestigious environmental awards related to their commitment to environmental excellence.
Vulcraft-Texas and Century Industrial Coatings have been honored with the 2012 Texas Environmental Excellence Award for reducing VOC emissions. The 2012 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards are given to a select group of outstanding public and private organizations in nine diverse categories. Vulcraft-Texas has been recognized for their diligent work replacing solvent based primers with water based primers. This particular project has resulted in an 85% reduction in emissions from not only the Texas facility but all Vulcraft operations nationwide.
"This technology advancement is just one component of the Vulcraft group's overall commitment to environmental excellence across all of our manufacturing facilities. It is because of our team members' daily efforts, over the course of several years, that we are able to achieve such a significant reduction. This technology is also in use at our other facilities resulting in even more significant nationwide reductions," said Steve Rowlan, Director of Environmental Affairs for Nucor Corporation.
The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards are given annually by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and was accepted by James Landrum, General Manager of Vulcraft-Texas and Vice President of Nucor, along with Century Industrial Coatings at a special ceremony on May 2nd. "I am very proud of the Vulcraft-Texas team for their commitment to taking care of our customers. The pride and commitment of our team is a reflection of our core values in our daily walk of working safely and taking care of the environment. There was a lot of teamwork involved between our team and the team from Century Industrial Coatings, which allowed the project to be so successful," said Landrum regarding the award.
Additionally, Nucor Steel-Berkeley has been awarded the South Carolina Manufacturers Association's "Made in SC Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award." This award was given to companies that exemplify excellence in environment, safety and community leadership. "Our objective has always been to make steel safely and be environmental and cultural stewards in our community. We are proud to receive this award recognizing our successes," said Giff Daughtridge, General Manager of Nucor Steel-Berkeley and Vice President of Nucor. The award was presented at the annual SCMA meeting on May 3rd.
These accolades are just two of Nucor's recent environmental awards. To learn more about Nucor's environmental stewardship, please see our sustainability report at www.nucor.com/responsibility/environment.
Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel -- in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and non ferrous scrap. Nucor is North America's largest recycler.
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