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Vulcraft And Nucor receive environmental awards

Nucor Corporation disclosed that two Nucor facilities have been awarded environmental awards related to their commitment to environmental excellence.

Vulcraft-Texas and Century Industrial Coatings have been honored with the 2012 Texas Environmental Excellence Award for reducing VOC emissions. The 2012 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards are given to a select group of outstanding public and private organizations in nine diverse categories. Vulcraft-Texas has been recognized for their work replacing solvent-based primers with water-based primers. This particular project has resulted in an 85 percent reduction in emissions from not only the Texas facility but all Vulcraft operations nationwide.

The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards are given annually by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and was accepted by James Landrum, general manager of Vulcraft-Texas and vice president of Nucor, along with Century Industrial Coatings.

Additionally, Nucor Steel-Berkeley has been awarded the South Carolina Manufacturers Association’s “Made in SC Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award.” This award was given to companies that exemplify excellence in environment, safety and community leadership.