Gerdau traces its roots to the turn of the last century in Porto Alegre, Brazil and has become the world’s 14th largest steelmaker and the largest producer of long steel in the Americas.
With a global presence, Gerdau has approximately 120 locations in North America, which includes a corporate headquarters location in Tampa, and employs more than 11,000 people in the United States and Canada. The company’s operations in North America have an annual capacity of approximately 12.4 million tons of finished steel products, including merchant bar quality, special bar quality (SBQ), rebar, structural, flat rolled steel and wire rod.
Gerdau primarily serves the construction, automotive, agricultural, service center, and energy markets through its vertically integrated network of steel mills, recycling operations, and downstream processing facilities.
Our Tampa Bay Export Alliance team had a chance to sit down with Shai Johnson, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, and learn more about one of Tampa’s largest international companies.
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