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D.A. Blodgett – St.John’s Honors Mill Steel with Daisy Franks Award
July 26, 2017 9:01am

Each year, the DA Blodgett – St. John’s Board of Directors reviews a list of nominees for the Daisy Franks Recruitment Award and selects an individual or company who best exemplify Daisy’s commitment to the children and families served by the agency. These have included mentors within the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, foster or adoptive parents, or volunteers who have actively recruited others to join them. In recognition of its dedication and commitment to bringing the Bigs In Business (BIB) program to West Michigan, Mill Steel is the 2017 winner of the Daisy Franks Recruitment Award.

The newest program through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), called Bigs in Business, is a workplace mentoring program, providing one-on-one mentoring between high school students and a corporation’s employees in a group setting. BBBS strategically approached Mill Steel as the first Bigs in Business pilot partner to expand the current relationship and connect with their professional staff. Bigs in Business is now a permanent fixture in Mill Steel’s daily operations, and it is encouraging other businesses to replicate and implement the program in their workplaces.

The goal of the collaboration among East Kentwood, Mill Steel, and BBBS is to provide workplace mentoring opportunities for high school youths. Through safe, supported, mentoring relationships, youths in the program are exposed to the world of work and are taught skills necessary to reach their full potential. The program reinforces the importance of academics, vocational, and social skill development, and offers associates meaningful volunteer opportunities that can boost morale and engagement during the workday.

Mill Steel’s staff is matched with students based on their personalities and preferences. Once a month sessions include relationship, educational, and skill building activities. Mill Steel provides the mentors, space, food, and transportation for all mentees. The most recent season of the program, spanning from October to May, included 16 participating matches and the company plans to continue the program with the next school year.

Mill Steel Co. Announces Seasoned Financial Executive Marc Rabitoy as New Chief Financial Officer
September 17, 2016 6:40pm

Mill Steel Co. Announces Seasoned Financial Executive Marc Rabitoy as New Chief Financial Officer

Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned financial leader, Marc Rabitoy, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and partner.

Rabitoy joins Mill Steel with over 25 years of business experience in accounting and finance management. He has consistently excelled to executive roles throughout his career. Most recently, as the Field Finance Managing Director of the Consumer Packaged Goods division at Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc. He was responsible for integrating the new division into its multi-billion dollar public parent company, while continuing to grow the business.

Prior to that, he was promoted to Vice President of Finance for Total Logistics Control, LLC (TLC) – one of the nation’s top ten national providers of logistics services. While at TLC, he further demonstrated his skill in financial strategy including; treasury management, strategic business planning, internal control, financial analysis, accounting, corporate tax, and risk management. In addition to his extensive commercial knowledge, Rabitoy’s broad background of distribution and transportation will be equally as valuable to Mill Steel.

Rabitoy is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA). He is a dedicated supporter of the West Michigan community, in which he and his family reside. Rabitoy formerly sat on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and continues to remain active within those organizations.

Mill Steel Co. Names Commercial Executive Pam Heglund as President
April 13, 2016 12:00am

Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, is very pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned sales leader and commercial partner, Pam Heglund to President. This advancement makes Heglund the first female president of a steel service center this size. Pam’s fifteen year industry tenure, and five years as vice president of sales and partner, have propelled her to this career milestone.

This appointment keeps pace with the company’s growth and strategic development under the leadership and direction of David Samrick, CEO and Chairman.

In April of 2014, Mill Steel opened its largest facility to-date in Jeffersonville, IN. The company has experienced consistent double digit growth throughout the last decade. In January 2016, Mill Steel continued their expansion with yet another acquisition in Anderson, IN, adding to their geographical footprint and increasing service capabilities.

"Our aggressive sales strategy lead by Pam was a key factor in the growth Mill Steel has experienced. I have no doubt her expert leadership will remain constant in the new position and the transition will be seamless,” said Vice President of Purchasing, Joe Poot.

For Heglund, steel was the path unsought, but meant to be. In the summer of 2000, Pam became Mill Steel’s first intern as she finished up her business management degree at Grand Valley State University – and so began her path in the steel industry.

As the family’s third generation steel leader, Pam continues to carry Mill Steel’s legacy forward with the same integrity and guiding values as her grandfather, Harry S. Samrick, and uncle, David S. Samrick. Alongside fellow partners – Carl Quenneville, SVP and CFO; Marc Rabitoy, CFO; Joe Poot, VP Purchasing; and Rob Vella, VP Operations – the team of partners and associates will continue to execute further growth for the company.

“This appointment is very meaningful for me,” said David. “I’ve watched Pam grow up in the steel industry and have always had great confidence in her decisions. She has my father’s gift as a commercial leader and it became very clear that steel truly is in her blood.”

Pam is quick to give credit to her fellow partner group. She recognizes a large portion of her success has come from their mentorship throughout her career.

Carl Quenneville comments, “One of my greatest pleasures at Mill Steel has been to work alongside Pam and observe the development of her skills with the goal of delighting our customers. Pam is a natural talent and her commercial leadership skills are the product of 15 years of listening and responding to our customers’ needs. Pam’s commitment to our people first culture and her keen grasp of our customers’ needs, position her uniquely to usher our company into the next 50 plus years of growth.”

Mill Steel Co. Appoints Seasoned Commercial Salesmen to Expand into Other Coated Flat-rolled Customer Segments
August 01, 2016 8:54pm

Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, is pleased to announce the addition of Sales Account Managers, Jeff Goode and Mike Polansky, to its Building Products Division commercial team. The appointment of Goode and Polansky will be a key factor in Mill Steel expanding its product offerings into the painted and corrosion resistant entry-overhead door and canopy markets.

Combined, Goode and Polansky, bring over 65 years of experience in the painted metals market from an impressive tenure with other steel service center groups serving these customer segments. Each have a unique skillset, but both share the ability to build solid commercial relationships and consistently deliver the high-touch service Mill Steel prides itself on.

As part of this expansion Mill Steel will establish a commercial sales office in Atlanta, GA and have the ability to service customers in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South and Southern United States with the support of Mill Steel’s network of processing and stocking locations.

Mill Steel will continue to be an industry leader among the building products and construction markets, providing innovative product offerings from the Valspar, PPG, AkzoNobel and Beckers paint systems.

Mill Steel’s Building Products Division Now Offers DURASTAR® ULTRA-COOL® Coatings by PPG
July 27, 2016 9:29pm

PPG and Mill Steel have announced that Mill Steel will stock, market and sell DURASTAR® ULTRA-COOL® silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings by PPG to building product manufacturers. Click here to learn more…


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