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THESTEELPLATE

PRODUCERENERGY

COMPANIESTRUST

This steel industry leader has turned

around its culture, buoying its business in

the U.S. Now the company is looking for

investors to help it grow in the future.

“When you’re making line pipe for the transmission of oil

and gas in the ground of our country and through our

neighborhoods, it can’t just be good. Every aspect of

every piece of pipe must be absolutely perfect.”

From the specifications and pressure a pipe can handle to

the pipe’s appearance and adherence to code, President

and Chief Executive Officer of JSW Steel (USA), John

Hritz, knows there is no cutting corners when producing

products that keep this country running.

As Hritz stated, nothing short of perfect will do. That’s

why over the last year Hritz and his leadership team have

put into place new strategies for company culture and

operations. Today, the biggest energy companies in the

country approve JSW Steel’s products and performance.

But that wasn’t the reality before Hritz joined the company

early in 2015. JSW Steel’s parent company, The Jindal

Group in India, founded its American operations in 2007.

The market conditions for steel production in the U.S.

have moved between good and bad since JSW Steel

was established, and the last few years have been

particularly tough. And while business was going fairly

well, big energy companies did not approve JSW Steel

(USA) for certain work.