North American steelmaker Steel Dynamics, one of the largest domestic steel producers and recyclers in the USA, has been named one of 2019 World's Most Admired Companies and ranked number one within the metals industry by Fortune magazine.

"We are honoured by this recognition," said Mark D. Millett, president and CEO. "Our recognition is testimony to the strong character and determination of our employees. It is their dedication and passion for excellence that propels Steel Dynamics to the highest standard of operational and financial performance. I thank each one, and remind them, that safety is always the top priority."

Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies annual list is claimed to be a ranking of the world's most respected and reputable companies and is determined by a survey that evaluates corporate reputation based on nine key attributes, including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and or services, and global competitiveness. Executives, directors and analysts identify the companies with the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries.

With facilities located throughout the United States, and in Mexico, 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.