Management Letter

Management Letter

Jordan Briener

Butler Division Takes the Right Steps

A message from Jordan Breiner
Jordan Breiner of the Flat Roll Group Butler Division

The Butler Division is proud to be the original Steel Dynamics mill and the first of the company’s many successful operations. The Butler Division consists of our main mill campus in Butler, Indiana and our finishing complex in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where we also produce Galvalume® and other galvanized products. We also operate high-capacity, high-tech paint lines at both Butler and Jeffersonville.

People often ask me what makes SDI and the Butler Division so successful, and I always give the same answer – it’s our culture. We believe that our facility, our products and, most importantly, our people are second to none.

There are several unique facets to the Butler Division, starting with teamwork. Everyone who works here is part of a tight-knit group, and all of our employees feel like they are a vital member of the team. That sense of “belongingness” makes working here more than a job. We really operate as a family, and that shows in the quality of our products and the outstanding service we provide.

That sense of teamwork is especially important when it comes to safety. All of Steel Dynamics is dedicated to keeping employees safe. In fact, safety is at the top of our six strategic "Pillars of Success" that are used to guide the entire company. The well-being of our employees is absolutely critical to everything we do and always remains our first priority. We never lose sight of the fact that our employees are our greatest asset and are the real reason for our success.

Team building begins by hiring the best and brightest people. We then provide a generous incentive-rich program that rewards hard work. This ensures that everyone shares in the success of the company, while also diffusing SDI’s unique entrepreneurial spirit to every employee. The final step is providing ongoing support to ensure that everyone works as a team to create the best products possible.

We wholeheartedly believe that SDI’s Flat Roll Group makes the highest quality, most-efficiently produced flat rolled steel in the marketplace. Steel Dynamics is in the vanguard of state-of-the-art mini-mill technology, a more efficient and environmentally friendly way to make steel compared to conventional integrated methods. We are also the only U.S. steelmaker to produce and paint our own steel, making our supply chain much more efficient for our customers. You don’t have to look very hard to find our flat roll steel in products you encounter every day, including applications in automotive, construction, transportation, agriculture, consumer goods, and other industries.

As the needs and demands of our long-time customers continually evolve, we are focused on creating new and innovative products, processes, and information flows to better serve our valued partners.

If you’re unfamiliar with how our outstanding flat roll steel is made, be sure to click on “Steelmaking Process” at the top of the home page and watch the “Full Circle” video.


Thank you,
Jordan Breiner
General Manager