American Metal Market (AMM) Selects Klein Steel a Finalist for the 2016 AMM Awards for Steel Excellence

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Klein Steel Named Finalist for Service Center of the Year and Corporate Advocate of the Year Awards for its best-in-class practices as measured by global standards.

Todd Zyra | Klein Steel President & CEO

I firmly believe that the fundamental strength of Klein Steel is our people. Their commitment, dedication and talent are what makes it all happen.

Klein Steel Service (http://www.kleinsteel.com) today announced that the American Metal Market (AMM) named Klein Steel a finalist for Service Center of the Year and Corporate Advocate of the Year Steel Excellence Awards. According to the AMM, firms that are finalists and winners have demonstrated best practices to achieve outstanding results. They embody best-in-class practices as measured by global standards.

“We are especially honored this year to be a finalist for AMM’s Steel Excellence Awards in two distinct categories that recognize our team members for their outstanding leadership and commitment,” said Todd Zyra, President and CEO, “Our achievements did not happen by accident. Our culture, which is rooted in our values of Accountability, Dependability, Integrity, Teamwork and Trust, continues to be the centerpiece of our foundation. I firmly believe that the fundamental strength of Klein Steel is our people. Their commitment, dedication and talent are what makes it all happen. That’s why customers select us and that’s why the AMM named us a finalist for their Corporate Advocate of the Year Award; and for Service Center of the Year Award – three years in a row.”

For the past six years, American Metal Market has presented the Awards for Steel Excellence, which is one of the most prestigious and recognizable awards program for the global steel industry. The awards have recognized world-class innovation and excellence in steel and related industries for companies throughout the steel supply chain and by key partners to the industry. Firms that are finalists and winners have demonstrated best practices to achieve outstanding results.

Entering the seventh year for the awards, the 2016 program features a new category, Corporate Advocate of the Year. This category will recognize those dynamic companies that partner with key constituencies to jointly advance their goals through such initiatives as workforce training and development, workplace diversity, community partnerships and outstanding dedication to higher education. Corporate Advocate of the Year will honor companies that live this vision and are truly responsive and caring companies within the steel industry.

Winners are selected by a panel of judges with extensive steel industry leadership experience. Judges evaluate the nominations using a point-based qualitative approach to determine the overall winners. The nomination and judging process are audited by and in full compliance with Euro money/Institutional Investor guidelines and standards to ensure integrity and objectivity.

Winners of this year's Steel Excellence will be announced on June 14, 2016 during the sixth annual Awards for Steel Excellence dinner in NYC to be held in conjunction with the AISTech trade show and AMM’s Steel Success Strategies conference presented by American Metal Market and World Steel Dynamics.

About Klein Steel
Founded in 1971, Klein Steel Service Inc. is a premier steel service center with locations throughout New York State. With over 3,200 line items of carbon, stainless steel, and specialty metals, the company offers a full range of value-added processing, an integrated distribution network that extends the Klein Steel reach worldwide and compliance to strict NQA-1 guidelines. Klein Steel is acknowledged as an industry leader having been named the 2015 winner of the Platt’s Global Metal Distributor of the Year award, a finalist in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the Service Center of the Year award from American Metal Market, a 2015 winner of a Rochester Top Workplaces award, a 2015 Rochester Top 100 company, a 2012 recipient of the Rochester Business Ethics Award, and winner of the Industry Week Best Plants award in 2011.

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