SSAB: Making a World of Difference in Our Communities

SSAB is one of the largest North American producers of steel plate and coil, serving many industrial markets including energy, construction, agriculture and transportation. SSAB is committed to being North America’s steel supplier of choice, with five state-of-the-art facilities strategically located in key regions across the U.S. and Canada. Our steel can be found in the infrastructure that builds and moves the world— in heavy machinery, ships, wind towers, rail cars and more— playing a vital role in people’s daily lives.

SSAB is a global market leader in steel production, with its global headquarters based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Americas headquarters in Mobile, Alabama. SSAB’s Special Steels division operates the Alabama mill in Axis, and SSAB Americas division operates the Iowa mill in Montpelier.

SSAB’s vision is for a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.

Who we are

  • We are a trusted employer and active in the communities in which we operate.
  • We operate with the least possible impact on the environment.
  • We give back to the communities in which we serve, with both our time and financial support.
  • We invest in educating our future workforce, supporting all levels of education from elementary schools to universities.

An ongoing commitment to giving back

In locations where SSAB operates, we play a significant role in the local and regional community as an employer, tax payer, buyer of regional goods and services, and charitable benefactor. Contributing to the communities in which we operate is an integral part of the way we do business. We strive to develop and maintain good relationships with various stakeholders including our own employees, local politicians, regulators, media and the general public. SSAB is also an important partner for local educational institutions and research.

Serving our key communities

SSAB Alabama established the SSAB Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of South Alabama to benefit full-time junior and senior students in the University’s College of Engineering. SSAB Alabama also supports primary education through the SSAB Foundation for Education. Every year, 10 local schools each receive grants for specific projects coming from the money saved by using recycled scrap tires as a substitute for raw materials in our steelmaking process. To date, $1.3 million has been donated to local public schools since the program’s inception. The Foundation also supports “Fill the Bus,” a campaign to collect school supplies that are donated to children in need at more than a dozen local schools. SSAB Alabama is also a major sponsor of the Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

In Iowa, SSAB has a long history of supporting Junior Achievement (JA) and has embraced the organization’s mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. With annual donations raised from an annual Bowl-A-Thon event hosted by SSAB employees, the company has contributed to JA for nearly 20 years. In addition, dozens of SSAB volunteers have dedicated their time to classroom training and other JA events to help teach Iowa children real-world business and financial skills. SSAB Iowa employees also sponsor and support The Make-a-Wish Foundation, an organization which aims to realize the dreams of sick children. Support in Montpelier also goes to The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, which supports smaller organizations and charitable projects in the region, as well as Living Lands & Waters, an organization focused on cleanup and conservation of our nation’s waterway.