Gerdau Long Steel North America (Gerdau) has announced that its Petersburg, Virginia steel mill will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this coming September.

The facility was established in 1999 by TXI Chaparral and, it is claimed, has manufactured world-class products, provided outstanding career opportunities, fostered strong community partnerships and served as a leader in sustainability. The mill was acquired by Gerdau in September 2007.

Gerdau Long Steel North America manufactures merchant bar, structural steel, piling, special bar quality and rebar products for the agricultural, automotive, civil construction, distribution, energy, industrial, and mining markets. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerdau S.A.

“For a quarter of a century, the Petersburg mill has made quality products that meet the highest industry standards."

Chia Yuan Wang, president of Gerdau.

“For a quarter of a century, the Petersburg mill has made quality products that meet the highest industry standards,” said Chia Yuan Wang, president of Gerdau. “Our commitment to excellence has positioned Gerdau as an industry leader, with Petersburg’s products strengthening the world around us, including iconic projects like One World Trade Center and the Panama Canal expansion,” added Wang.

The Petersburg mill uses a raw material feedstock of recycled scrap metal to produce new structural steel products, including wide flange beams, H piling, and sheet piling. These products are used in applications including industrial and healthcare facilities, commercial buildings, and multi-family residential projects.

“At Gerdau, sustainability is more than a commitment—it’s a core value,” said Wang. “We have implemented numerous environmental initiatives aimed at reducing our footprint. From energy-efficient manufacturing processes to recycling and waste reduction programmes, we are dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come,” added Wang.

Today, structural steel from the Petersburg mill has the lowest embodied carbon in the U.S., based on mill Environmental Product Declaration data.

“Our success would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our community partners,” said Jim Christina, vice president & general manager of the Petersburg mill. “We are deeply grateful for the strong relationships we have built with local businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Together, we have created job opportunities, supported local education and training programs, and contributed to the overall economic growth of our region,” added Christina.

“As we celebrate this significant milestone, we remain committed to our mission of delivering world-class products while empowering people who build the future. We look forward to many more years of innovation, growth, and success,” said Wang.

“We are deeply grateful for the strong relationships we have built with local businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Together, we have created job opportunities, supported local education and training programs, and contributed to the overall economic growth of our region."

Jim Christina, vice president & general manager of the Petersburg mill.

Today, structural steel from the Petersburg mill has the lowest embodied carbon in the US, based on mill Environmental Product Declaration data.

“Our success would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our community partners,” said Jim Christina, vice president & general manager of the Petersburg mill. “We are deeply grateful for the strong relationships we have built with local businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Together, we have created job opportunities, supported local education and training programmes, and contributed to the overall economic growth of our region,” added Christina.

“As we celebrate this significant milestone, we remain committed to our mission of delivering world-class products while empowering people who build the future. We look forward to many more years of innovation, growth, and success,” said Wang.