Ellwood Steel

Ellwood Specialty Steel Shares Top Design Award

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Ellwood Specialty Steel, a division of Ellwood Group, was recently named as a recipient of an Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel, or IDEAS2, award.

The American Institute of Steel Construction announced the awards last month at the NASCC Steel Conference in Denver.

Ellwood Specialty Steel is a member of the team that earned the Merit Award in the category featuring projects exceeding $200 million. The group served as the primary forged steel supplier on the One Vanderbilt building project in New York City.

Others on the team include Banker Steel Co., LLC, and NYC Constructors LLC. One Vanderbilt is a 93-story skyscraper located on one city block, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan business district. The skyscraper’s spire reaches 1,401 feet above ground, making it the city’s fourth-tallest building.

The project was one of just nine recognized at the national conference alongside notable innovative works such as Rainier Square in Seattle; the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Co.; the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.; and Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn., home of the Minnesota United FC.

The IDEAS2 awards showcase the innovative use of structural steel through several metrics, including the accomplishment of the structure’s program, the expression of architectural intent, the application of innovative design approaches to the structural system and leveraging productivity-enhancing construction methods.

“We are honored to be a part of the One Vanderbilt project in New York, recognized by AISC as one of the most innovative projects in the country, and proud that our team had a significant role in making this project successful,” said Judy Shaffer, Ellwood Specialty Steel president.

The steel provided by Ellwood and used on the One Vanderbilt project began with the production of ingots at Ellwood Quality Steels in New Castle, which were then forged at Ellwood City Forge’s New Castle location.

Finally, the original order and final product were processed at Ellwood Specialty Steel.

“I want to thank everyone involved and recognize that this is a great example of Ellowod’s vertical integration with three of our sister companies working together to provide the highest quality product,” said Elwood Board Chairman David Barensfeld.  “Our talented team members demonstrated hard work, leadership, and execution in completing this incredible project for the Ellwood family.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.