PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29, 2011 /Coal Geology-PRNewswire/ — TMS International Corp.(NYSE: TMS), the parent company of Tube City IMS Corporation, a leading provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills globally, today announced that the company’s Jewett, TX, operation received the 2011 Global Slag Environmental Award from PRo Publications International Ltd., Surrey, United Kingdom.
The award recognizes superior environmental performance and was presented by the organizers of the Global Slag Conference, the world’s foremost forum for slag-related business and technical issues, according to Robert McCaffrey, Ph.D., Director, PRo Publications International Ltd.
The Jewett operation received the award for implementing an environmentally friendly plan to control slag processing emissions and conserve water during the driest 12-month period in Texas since 1895 when the state began keeping rainfall records.
“The judging panel at Global Slag felt that the slag product processing plant in Jewett made strenuous efforts to reduce its environmental impact, both in terms of dust suppression and in terms of reduction in water usage and emissions, and that the plant was a worthy winner of the award,” Dr. McCaffrey said.
Tim Stanfield, Aggregate Sales Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the annual Global Slag Conference and Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland.
“The company is truly honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Raymond Kalouche, Chief Operating Officer, and President and COO, Mill Services Group, TMS International. “We set high standards in the area of environmental responsibility to take care of our planet. All of the company’s sites continually strive to develop and implement ideas to preserve and protect our environment, while creating value for our customers and shareholders. This is a well-deserved honor for the site and I congratulate the team in Jewett on being recognized for their outstanding effort.”
This is the most recent award the company has received in 2011. Earlier this year, the company’s UK operation in Scunthorpe, England received the “Outstanding Achievement in Safety Award” from the North Lincolnshire Health and Safety Group. In September, the company received 46 safety awards from the National Slag Association.
About TMS International Corp.
TMS International Corp., through its subsidiaries, including Tube City IMS Corporation, is the largest provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America as measured by revenue and has a substantial and growing international presence. The Company provides services at 78 customer sites in 10 countries and operates a global raw materials procurement network with 26 offices in 11 countries spanning five continents.
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