Product Mix

Strength in diversity

Since Steel Dynamics began producing hot roll 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 63% of the company’s external sales in 2014. Annual operating income for steel operations for 2014 was $671.6 million. The pie chart below shows the mix of the tonnage of steel the company shipped in 2014.

Product Mix for Steel Products, 20141

by tons shipped

Steel operations shipments by product type

The steel product mix of Steel Dynamic’s 7.4 million tons of steel shipped in 2014.

1 For steel operations business segment only. This graph does not include steel fabrication or metals recycling and ferrous resources. SDI acquired the Columbus mill on September 16, 2014. Steel operations shipments include shipped volume for Columbus from the acquisition date through December 31, 2014.