Strength in diversity
Since Steel Dynamics began producing hot-rolled steel coils in 1996 at its Butler, Indiana minimill, we continue to diversify our steel product offerings to meet customers’ needs, both now and in the future. We provide outstanding products and solutions that exceed our customer’s expectations, anticipate their future needs and deliver great value. The company’s steel operations platform has grown from a single product – quality hot-rolled steel coils – to an array of steel products including flat roll, structural, rail, merchant bar, specialty shapes, special-bar-quality, as well as highly engineered, high quality steel products custom-designed for specific customers and applications. The Company’s steel operations business platform accounted for 62% of the company’s external sales in 2012. Annual operating income for steel operations for 2012 was $495.6 million. The pie charts below show the mix of the tonnage of steel the company shipped in 2012.
Product Mix for Steel Products, 20121
by tons shipped
Steel operations shipments by product type
The steel product mix of Steel Dynamic’s 5.8 million tons of steel shipped in 2012.
1 For steel operations business segment only. This graph does not include steel fabrication or metals recycling and ferrous resources.