Posted April 16, 2018

NEW YORK — Finalists spanning the steel industry supply chain have been announced for the 2018 American Metal Market Awards for Steel Excellence. 

“We again had an outstanding response in both the quality and quantity of the nominations, reflecting the continued strengthening of the global steel industry and the innovative solutions to further increase competitiveness of individual companies and the industry at large,” said Raju Daswani, chief executive officer of American Metal Market. 

This year’s finalists total 53 companies in 15 categories. Nominations were received from throughout the steel supply chain - from tube and pipe companies, producers, service centers, raw materials providers, scrap equipment suppliers and recyclers, to purveyors of technology, logistics, information, financial and legal services critical to the industry. 

Finalists were selected by senior American Metal Market editors, and those entries will be scored by steel industry veterans who serve as judges to select the winners. The winners will be announced at the annual Steel Awards Dinner, to be held June 26 in New York in conjunction with the annual global Steel Success Strategies conference presented by American Metal Market and World Steel Dynamics. 

Best Innovation: Product - Gerdau Special Steel North America; Gerdau Long Steel North America/Dywidag-Systems International USA Inc; Steel Dynamics Inc, Butler Flat Roll Division; TimkenSteel Corp; Trinity Products LLC 

Best Innovation: Process - ArcelorMittal Dofasco; Falk PLI; GrafTech International Ltd; HyCal Corporation; Independent Steel Alliance; Steel Dynamics Inc, Butler Flat Roll Division; TimkenSteel Corp 

Best Operational Improvements - ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Gerdau Long Steel North America; GrafTech International Ltd; Outokumpu Americas; TimkenSteel Corp 

Best Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship - ArcelorMittal USA; Big River Steel; Bob’s Metals Inc; Liberty Iron & Metal Inc; SSAB Americas; TimkenSteel Corp 

Technology Provider of the Year - Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.a. (Micro-mill Project); Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche Spa (Universal Endless Project); Falk PLI; Nalco Water; Primetals Technologies; Glenmount Global Solutions/SR-Instruments Oy/ArcelorMittal Global Research; TMEIC 

Financial Services Provider of the Year - Bank of America Merrill Lynch; BMO Harris Bank N.A. 

Legal Services Provider of the Year - Burr & Forman LLP; Gray Reed & McGraw LLP; Morris, Manning & Martin LLP; Wiley Rein LLP 

Information Technology Provider of the Year - AME Research; Quintiq 

Steel Producer of the Year - Big River Steel; Gerdau Special Steel North America; Nucor Corp; SSAB Americas; Steel Dynamics Inc
Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year - Gerdau Special Steel North America; Ports of Indiana 

Scrap Company of the Year - B.L. Duke; Ferrous Processing & Trading Company; Liberty Iron & Metal Inc; PSC Metals Inc; Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc; Sims Brothers Recycling; Triple M Metal LP; W Silver Recycling Inc 

Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year - Harris Waste Management Group Inc; Metso Minerals Industries Inc 

Tube and Pipe Producer of the Year - JSW Steel (USA) Inc; Michigan Seamless Tube LLC; Trinity Products LLC 

Service Center of the Year - Jemison Metals; Kenwal Steel Inc.; Klein Steel Service Inc; MidWest Materials Inc; Mill Steel Company; TW Metals Inc 

Raw Materials/Consumables Provider of the Year - Carmeuse Lime and Stone North America; Ecovery LLC; GrafTech International Ltd; RHI Magnesita N.V.

Brian Robbins named 2017 Steel Man of the Year

Posted January 29, 2018

The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) is proud to announce that Brian D. Robbins, CEO of MidWest Materials, has received the 2017 Steel Man of the Year Award. Since 1956, this award has recognized individuals who have made lasting contributions to the steel distribution industry over a significant period of time, and it is the most distinguished honor in the industry.

Upon receiving the award, Robbins felt humbled to become part of this rich legacy. “I am honored to be chosen for this prestigious award. My family has been associated with the steel industry for more than 65 years, and it is humbling to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, Joseph Koppelman, founder of MidWest Materials, who was one of the earliest members of the ASD and served as its president 50 years ago,” Robbins said, “I look forward to continue working with the FMA (Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International) and ASD to promote another active year of growth, education, communication and furthering friendships.”

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Appointment of Rob Loveman

Posted August 30, 2017

MidWest Materials is proud to announce the appointment of Rob Loveman as Director of Sales, Plate Products.  Loveman has over 25 years experience in the steel industry serving as Executive Vice-President of Loveman Steel Corporation.

Loveman is excited about MidWest’s commitment to expanding its offerings in steel plate products. “With MidWest’s stretch leveling capabilities we can deliver memory-free steel plate .640” thick, up to 100” wide and 54’ long. We stock high strength, weather bearing and pressure vessel materials perfect for many industries,” stated Loveman. MidWest Materials supplies sheet and plate cut to size, shape, or drawings.

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MidWest Materials Leaders Named Finalists For Several Prestigious Awards

Posted May 01, 2017

March 29, 2017 - Brian D. Robbins, CEO (left), and Noreen Koppelman-Goldstein, President (right), have both been chosen as finalists for Platts Global Metals Awards for CEO of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively. Finalists were chosen from over 100 nominations and will be judged by a panel of international experts. Winners of the 2017 Global Metals Awards will be announced at a black-tie dinner in London in May.

MidWest Materials is also honored to be a finalist for American Metal Market’s Awards for Steel Excellence in the category of Service Center of the Year. AMM, for the eighth year in a row, will honor innovation and excellence in the steel industry in 17 distinct categories. Finalist will be judged by a panel with extensive steel industry leadership experience and winners will be announced at a celebration in New York City in June. 

Noreen Koppelman-Goldstein is the daughter of co-founder Joseph Koppelman and Brian D. Robbins represents the third generation of his family to lead MidWest Materials, which is proudly celebrating its 65th Anniversary this year. 

“We are extremely proud of being a part of a very impressive group of finalists for each of these awards,” stated Mr. Robbins.  “We recognize that we could not achieve these honors without the great efforts of MidWest Materials’ dedicated management team and employees; we are grateful for all their support.” 

MidWest Named Winner in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards

Posted May 19, 2016


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