Headquartered in London, U.K., with offices and service workshops in 14 U.S. locations, Primetals Technologies is a world-leading pioneer in the fields of engineering, plant building and the provision of life cycle services. Our technology, product, and services portfolio covers every step of the iron and steel production chain — from the raw materials to the finished product. Our latest focus areas include new solutions for even greener steel production, the digitalization of all production-related processes, advanced automation as summed up by the term “Industry 4.0,” future-oriented designs for linked casting and rolling, as well as advanced process analysis and optimization. With thousands of plant-building references and numerous service partnerships, we support our customers in setting new targets and shaping their future in the metals business. Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and partners, with around 7,000 employees worldwide and more than 1,000 in the United States.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders — empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage and drive positive societal impact. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.



Air Liquide is present in 73 countries with 67,100 employees and serves more than 3.9 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide has for decades supplied steel plants all over the world with oxygen and other industrial gases. More than 100 million metric tons of steel worldwide are now produced with Air Liquide gases. Air Liquide has been developing new solutions dedicated to the steel industry with the objective of contributing to the increase of customers’ competitiveness and facilitating energy transition. The Group set the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and a 33% reduction in its CO2 emissions by 2035 with absolute reduction starting around 2025, while developing a wide range of low-carbon solutions.

Danieli designs, manufactures and installs metal-producing plants and equipment worldwide, either on a turnkey basis or supplied as individual units, covering, with company-owned technologies, the whole process cycle, from ore and scrap processing to finished flat, long, tube and extruded products, for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Danieli plants are run by Danieli Automation process control, power and instrumentation systems, and include DIGI&MET smart manufacturing solutions (Industry 4.0). Sustainable production is guaranteed by energy-saving processes and Danieli Environment ecological solutions. With more than 9,000 people, the group operates in 28 countries and across five continents.


Russula is a global engineering firm specialized in rolling mills and water treatment solutions. The company offers a wide variety of services ranging from comprehensive plant building, mill upgrades, digital solutions, and technical assistance to consulting and process troubleshooting. The firm has operated in over 100 steel plants situated across 35 countries worldwide and has developed projects for major U.S. steel producers including United States Steel Corporation, Nucor Corp., Gerdau, Commercial Metals Company and BlueScope.
Excellence, reliability, innovation and sustainability are the four core values guiding Russula. These values have enabled the company to establish a strong foundation, positioning them as a trusted partner. Russula assists clients in discovering the best engineering solutions for the most complex challenges within the steel sector, equipping them with the necessary tools to transform, scale and build high-performance businesses.
This year Russula celebrates its 35th anniversary. With over three decades of experience in the steel sector, the firm has evolved into a global enterprise across four continents. Russula embraces a digital DNA, focused on data, technology and innovation, aiming for a more sustainable, efficient and safe industry. Russula is committed to leading technological advancements, driving the industrial revolution and shaping a brighter future for younger generations.


SMS group
SMS group is renowned worldwide for its forward-thinking technologies and outstanding services in the metals industry. We apply our 150 years of experience and digital know-how to continuously innovate products and processes inside and outside our industry. As a partner for the most demanding projects, SMS accompanies its customers throughout the entire life cycle of their plants, thus enabling profitable and resource-saving value chains. Our mission is to turn metals green and to advance climate-neutral and sustainable metals production. As a global player with German roots and a family of over 14,000 employees, we take our responsibility for our industry and for society as a whole seriously

Tenova HYL embodies the heritage of more than 60 years of direct reduction (DR) technology development, having pioneered the industry back in 1957 with the first Industrial HYL process plant. Our innovative DR technology represents the most advanced state of the art in DR plants design, operation, environmental friendliness and economy. The ENERGIRON ZR process with no external gas reformer provides unmatched flexibility for any reducing gas source in any region, and using the widest range of iron ore feedstock and qualities.


Established in 1994, Weissenrieder & Co has emerged as a preeminent force in Capex strategy globally. This recognition stems from the development and implementation of robust, sustainable strategies at over 1,000 sites spread across six continents, reflecting an unparalleled track record of trust and effectiveness. The company has guided assets valued at US$500 billion, solidifying its place as a strategic advisor to industry leaders.
Weissenrieder & Co's approach is unique and transformative, focusing on systemwide strategic alternatives for the client rather than isolated high-return projects. At the heart of this approach is the Weissr Capex Strategy, a novel methodology that reframes the perspective on Capex decisions. It enables corporations to view their capital expenditure in a broader context, assessing the system as a whole instead of individual components. This strategic system approach results in a consistent cash flow increase by 20–100% for clients, showing its substantial positive impact on financial health.
In 2022, McGraw-Hill published Redesigning Capex Strategy by Fredrik Weissenrieder and Daniel Linden, company leaders of Weissenrieder & Co. The publication further exemplifies the firm's forward-thinking mindset and its dedication to innovating the field of Capex strategy.
Operating predominantly in the Americas and Europe, Weissenrieder & Co has served as a trusted advisor to leading companies in pulp, paper, packaging, metals and mining sectors for over 25 years. By partnering with Weissenrieder & Co, organizations are making a strategic investment in their future, leveraging proven expertise to optimize capital allocation and enhance long-term growth.




Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steel producer in North America. Founded in 1847 as a mine operator, Cliffs also is the largest manufacturer of iron ore pellets in North America. The company is vertically integrated from mined raw materials, direct reduced iron, and ferrous scrap to primary steelmaking and downstream finishing, stamping, tooling, and tubing. Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest supplier of steel to the automotive industry in North America and serves a diverse range of other markets due to its comprehensive offering of flat-rolled steel products. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Cleveland-Cliffs employs approximately 27,000 people across its operations in the U.S. and Canada.

Hatch is an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the mining, metallurgical, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Hatch has served clients for over six decades with corporate roots extending over 100 years and has project experience in more than 150 countries around the world. Hatch has more than 10,000 professionals across 65 offices globally. 



The Port of Brownsville is the only deepwater seaport located on the U.S.-Mexico border, providing a strategic logistics hub for a host of multi-national manufacturing centers located across North America. This logistical advantage has catapulted the port as the major gateway for steel into Mexico, moving more than 4.6 million tons of steel commodities in 2022. This volume is projected to increase to more than 5 million tons in 2023. Class 1 rail service to and from the port is provided by Canadian Pacific Kansas City, Union Pacific and BNSF Railway. On-port rail service is provided by an agreement with OmniTRAX.


Nucor Corp. is North America’s largest steel and steel products company. Nucor and its affiliates operate 27 scrap-based steel mills and more than 300 total locations, annually processing more than 20 million tons of ferrous scrap to produce new steel and steel products that are 100% recyclable at the end of their useful life. This sustainable production method makes Nucor the largest recycler of any type of material in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the cleanest and most energy-efficient steel producers in the industry.

Through The David J. Joseph Co. and its affiliates, Nucor also processes ferrous and non-ferrous metals and brokers ferrous and non-ferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron and direct reduced iron (DRI). Nucor also produces DRI for use in its steel mills at facilities in Louisiana and Trinidad. Most of the company’s operating facilities and customers are located in North America. Nucor’s headquarters are located in Charlotte, N.C., USA, and the company employs more than 31,000 teammates.


Steel Dynamics is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States and in Mexico. All of Steel Dynamics’ steel production facilities utilize electric arc furnace technology. Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special bar quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections, and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and non-ferrous scrap.


We are the Steel Manufacturers Association — the largest steel association in America. We represent the electric arc furnace (EAF) steel industry, which accounts for more than 70% of the steel made in America today. We are stewards for safety and sustainability. We are pioneers of innovation and change. And we are the advocates behind public policy solutions and member services that enable steelmakers to build their businesses, employees to build their lives and communities to build their futures. Visit us at steelnet.org.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA, AISI serves as the voice of the American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI’s membership is comprised of integrated and electric arc furnace steelmakers, and associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, visit AISI's website at www.steel.org. You can also follow AISI on Twitter (@AISISteel), LinkedIn and Facebook