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BAYOU STEEL GROUP Steel is the most widely used metal and most recycled material on earth. Each year the amount of steel that is recycled is double that of all other recycled materials combined; that includes glass, aluminum, paper and plastics. Steel can be recycled over and over without loss of strength.

Recycling steel scrap saves more than 6 trillion BTUs per year – enough energy to power 18 million households or the entire city of Los Angeles for 8 years.

Electric Arc Furnaces (EAFs), like Bayou Steel Group LaPlace, are among the world’s largest recyclers. EAFs produce steel utilizing nearly 100% scrap metal as feedstock. The recycling of scrap steel plays a significant role in energy conservation, since the steel from scrap requires 25% less energy than the steel produced from iron ore and coke. Additionally the recycling of steel eliminates millions of tons of waste that might otherwise occupy valuable space in landfills. Approximately 2 billion dollars are saved each year by recycling scrap metal vs. sending it to a landfill.

Over 14 million automobiles are recycled each year, a recycling rate of 113%. Shredders can turn a car into fist sized pieces in less than a minute. Other recycling rates include: Appliances at 90%; Steel cans at 67%; Structural steel at 98%; and Reinforcement steel at 70%.

Bayou Steel, one of the largest recyclers in Louisiana, began operations in 1981. A sustainability leader, the facility began operating an automobile shredder in 1995 as well as a barge wrecking operation and full-service scrap yard. It is one of the few domestic structural steel producers with an on-site scrap shredder and full-service ferrous processing operations. The facility is committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Bayou Steel employees are committed to effectively performing all activities in order to meet environmental objectives.


Bayou Steel’s objectives for environmental quality are:

1. Protect public health and the environment through pollution prevention and continual improvement of our operations;
2. Exceed the requirements of relevant environmental legislation and regulations;
3. Regularly review progress toward environmental targets and goals; and
4. Be recognized as a good corporate citizen.

The LaPlace facility recycled/melted approximately 83 million tons of scrap metal in 2017. The shredder facility recycled approximately 198 million pounds of scrap metal in 2017.

The off-site emissions reported are transfers of “shredded fluff”, including foam and fabric from automobile seats, dashboards, and other plastic parts from automobiles and appliances. The majority of this off-site transfer is in the form of zinc which is properly landfilled.

Bayou Steel LaPlace employs approximately 370 persons. 50% of the employees live in the tri-parish area. The steelmaking facility has
operated in St. John Parish for 37 years.

Bayou Steel cooks participate in “Battle for the Paddle” with
tasty jambalaya to support United Way of St. Charles.

Bayou Steel Cooks

 

 

Bayou Steel Group:  Devoted to Our Sustainable Future

Our values are the bedrock of our business. A people-centered approach to steelmaking, built on experience, service and partnership.

Our mills use the scrap-based Electric Arc Furnace steelmaking production process. This technology is the cleanest and most energy-efficient process available, reducing the dependency on iron ore, coal, and limestone. By using recycled scrap as our raw material, we reduce the need for mining our natural resources, and decrease CO2 emissions significantly.

 We distribute products throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Our facilities enable us to ship by barge, rail and from all mill and depot locations.

ENVIRONMENT

Best practices for protecting the earth

OUR PROMISE

Protect, review, progress

We're committed to complying with all environmental law, continually reviewing production procedures and moving our green mission forward so that we may continue to be environmental leaders.

Environmental Excellence Policy

Bayou Steel Group facilities are committed to minimizing our impact on and protecting the environments in which we operate.

Steel is the most widely used metal and most recycled material on earth. Steel can be recycled over and over without loss of strength. Each year, more steel is recycled than paper, plastic, aluminum and glass combined. The process of utilizing scrap metal to produce steel plays a significant role in energy conservation in numerous ways including less emissions of CO2, less waste deposited into landfills, and conservation of water. Through recycling, the steel industry saves the energy equivalent to power 20 million homes for one year.

Bayou Steel Group is committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. It is the policy of Bayou Steel Group to effectively perform all activities in order to meet environmental objectives.

Bayou Steel Group’s objectives for environmental quality are

·OBJECTIVE 1

Protect public health and the environment through pollution prevention and continual improvement of our operations.

·OBJECTIVE 2

Exceed the requirements of relevant environmental legislation and regulations.

·OBJECTIVE 3

Regularly review progress toward environmental targets and goals.

·OBJECTIVE 4

Be recognized as a good corporate citizen.
 

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