U.S. Steel Announces Supply Agreement with GM

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – United States Steel Corp. announced Wednesday that it will supply General Motors with its verdeX steel. 

The steel is manufactured with up to 75 percent fewer emissions compared with traditional blast furnace production, is made with up to 90 percent recycled content and is endlessly recyclable without degradation, a news release states.

“This agreement is an example of how we are innovating with our suppliers to create lower-emission products for our customers,” said Jeff Morrison, GM vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It also highlights how strong supplier relationships can help build a better future.”

U.S. Steel’s verdeX steel will be manufactured at Big River Steel, a LEED Certified facility that also meets the ResponsibleSteel Standard site certification, along with a new advanced technology mill under construction in Osceola, Ark. The steel produced at the Big River Steel facility will begin shipping to GM manufacturing facilities starting this year.

“We are pleased to join GM in its mission to promote a world with zero emissions by providing such an advanced and sustainable steel product,” said Ken Jaycox, U.S. Steel senior vice president and chief commercial officer. “As part of our Best for All strategy, we are committed to helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint by providing American-made advanced steel products that are manufactured with fewer emissions and can be recycled repeatedly. Our verdeX steel offers both the advantages of advanced high strength steel and low manufacturing emissions.”

Pictured at top: A worker at the Big River Steel facility. (U.S. Steel)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.