Commercial Metals Company (CMC) announced yesterday that CMC Steel Alabama, located in Woodlawn, has been awarded the 2012 Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) Achievement in Community Involvement award for its positive impact in the Birmingham community following the April 2011 storms that devastated the area.
Thomas A. Danjczek, President, Steel Manufacturers Association, cited numerous reasons for the recognition of CMC Steel Alabama. They provided volunteers to clear the debris, short-term financial assistance to employees and food and cooks at shelters. They also continue to serve local families affected by the tornadoes.
Tracy Porter, President CMC Americas, said, “One of the fundamental values of CMC is our commitment to our employees and the communities in which they live and work, and we are very proud of our team’s efforts to support the Birmingham community in a time of need. We are honored to receive this award and would like to thank the SMA and member companies for recognizing CMC Steel Alabama.”
CMC management will formally accept the award at the SMA Annual Members Conference in Washington, DC today.
It is exciting to see CMC Steel Alabama recognized in this way on a national level, but it is not surprising. Their response to the storms is in line with what I’ve observed since moving to this area five years ago. CMC strives to be a good neighbor to Woodlawn and Crestwood. This is evidenced by their presence at various neighborhood association meetings, their numerous employee neighborhood cleanup days, their dedicated membership of the Woodlawn Business Association and their support of our local schools.
I am thankful for the work they do in our community and beyond and look forward to offering my congratulations in person the next time I run into one of their employees at a neighborhood meeting or Woodlawn Business Association meeting.