Dan DiMicco, chairman and CEO of Nucor Corp., has been named to IndustryWeek magazine’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame. He is one of only 10 inductees selected this year.
Nucor is the parent company of American Buildings Co. (ABC), a Eufaula, Ala.-based manufacturer of metal building systems for self-storage and other industries.
DiMicco was recognized for his numerous contributions to the industry, including moving Nucor back to shareholders, staying committed to Nucor employees, guiding the company through unprecedented growth and the recession with a no-layoff philosophy, and working to keep trade issues at the forefront of U.S. public policy. The magazine describes him as “a leading voice for U.S. manufacturing and the nation’s steel industry.”
Overall, the inductees were chosen for being well-known through their ability to challenge and shape their organizations, industries and, ultimately, the world. A few words IndustryWeek used to describe the group include “bold, brilliant, influential, innovative, passionate, pioneering, and outspoken.” Other inductees included Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co.; Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel Corp.; and Alan (A.G.) Lafley, former president and CEO of Procter & Gamble Co.
“It is an incredible honor to be included in this year’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame,” said DiMicco. “This recognition really goes to all Nucor teammates who work tirelessly everyday to make this a great company and who believe, as I do, that manufacturing is the foundation on which economic growth in this country must be built.”
Nucor, a Fortune 200 company, and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the United States and Canada. Products carbon and alloy steel in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light-gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh.
ABC, purchased by Nucor in 2007, has designed, manufactured and delivered metal buildings and roofing systems for more than 50 years. The company has engineering and manufacturing centers nationwide and a network of more than 800 authorized builders. ABC produces industrial and commercial structures as well as tailored projects for a variety of industries including self-storage, automotive, retail and transportation.