We’re more than what you’d expect from a manufacturer

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Here’s what our customers are saying:

  • North Star BlueScope is a complete supplier in every sense—quality, service, delivery, and competitiveness—manifested by a strong management group who takes the time to understand and communicate with customers.

  • North Star BlueScope is the best – they have a consistent product quality delivered on time, month in and month out.

  • North Star BlueScope is our major supplier—they are superior with strengths in uniform quality, surface, gauge control, response time and flexibility.

  • North Star BlueScope is a great brand name backed by a great product.

  • North Star BlueScope is State of the Art – they are so far above all the other carbon suppliers.

  • North Star BlueScope is an excellent supplier—they provide a quality product; on-time delivery is excellent; communication is timely; and their website is the best.

  • A visionary leadership team

    Our leaders embody the spirit of our people, collectively contributing to our community-focused culture. With a unique management system focused on the greater good of not just our employees, but on the customers we serve, our team is as strong as the products we make.

  • Robin Davies
    President
    Robin started his tenancy at BlueScope in 2008 and held several roles across the New Zealand Steelworks since then...
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    Robin started his tenancy at BlueScope in 2008 and held several roles across the New Zealand Steelworks since then. Prior to his tenure at BlueScope, Robin worked for twelve years in a number of rolling mill operational and downstream P&L roles in the UK with Tatasteel Europe.

    Robin began his role as President of North Star BlueScope Steel on September 1, 2017.

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    Robin Davies

    President

    Robin started his tenancy at BlueScope in 2008 and held several roles across the New Zealand Steelworks since then. Prior to his tenure at BlueScope, Robin worked for twelve years in a number of rolling mill operational and downstream P&L roles in the UK with Tatasteel Europe.

    Robin began his role as President of North Star BlueScope Steel on September 1, 2017.

    Robin started his tenancy at BlueScope in 2008 and held several roles across the New Zealand Steelworks since then. Prior to his tenure at BlueScope, Robin worked for twelve years in a number of rolling mill operational and downstream P&L roles in the UK with Tatasteel Europe.

    Robin began his role as President of North Star BlueScope Steel on September 1, 2017.

  • Joe Budion
    Vice President of Finance
    Joe began his career at Cargill, Inc. in 1974 and has served in Information Technology...
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    Joe began his career at Cargill, Inc. in 1974 and has served in Information Technology, Internal Audit, Assistant Controller North Star Steel Company, Cargill Flavor Systems Americas Controller, Cargill Texturizing Solutions Americas Controller, and V.P. Finance at North Star BlueScope Steel from 1995-2001 and 2008 to present.

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    Joe Budion

    Vice President of Finance

    Joe began his career at Cargill, Inc. in 1974 and has served in Information Technology, Internal Audit, Assistant Controller North Star Steel Company, Cargill Flavor Systems Americas Controller, Cargill Texturizing Solutions Americas Controller, and V.P. Finance at North Star BlueScope Steel from 1995-2001 and 2008 to present.

    Joe began his career at Cargill, Inc. in 1974 and has served in Information Technology, Internal Audit, Assistant Controller North Star Steel Company, Cargill Flavor Systems Americas Controller, Cargill Texturizing Solutions Americas Controller, and V.P. Finance at North Star BlueScope Steel from 1995-2001 and 2008 to present.

  • Michael Hanson
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    Mike Hanson has been in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing...
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    B.S. Marketing; University of North Dakota
    MBA; Eastern Michigan University

    Mike Hanson has been in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North Star BlueScope Steel since 2001. Prior to joining the joint venture, he served as the General Sales Manager for North Star Steel’s mills in Beaumont, Texas and Kingman, Arizona.

    Mike joined North Star Steel as a sales trainee. Since that time, he has held various sales and sales management positions with exposure to all steel mill product sectors.

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    Michael Hanson

    Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    B.S. Marketing; University of North Dakota
    MBA; Eastern Michigan University

    Mike Hanson has been in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North Star BlueScope Steel since 2001. Prior to joining the joint venture, he served as the General Sales Manager for North Star Steel’s mills in Beaumont, Texas and Kingman, Arizona.

    Mike joined North Star Steel as a sales trainee. Since that time, he has held various sales and sales management positions with exposure to all steel mill product sectors.

    B.S. Marketing; University of North Dakota
    MBA; Eastern Michigan University

    Mike Hanson has been in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North Star BlueScope Steel since 2001. Prior to joining the joint venture, he served as the General Sales Manager for North Star Steel’s mills in Beaumont, Texas and Kingman, Arizona.

    Mike joined North Star Steel as a sales trainee. Since that time, he has held various sales and sales management positions with exposure to all steel mill product sectors.

  • Jeff Joldrichsen
    Vice President of Operations
    Jeff Joldrichsen has been in the role of Vice President of Operations...
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    B.S. Engineering; University of Toledo
    MBA; University of Toledo

    Jeff Joldrichsen has been in the role of Vice President of Operations at North Star BlueScope Steel since 2009, and has been with North Star BlueScope Steel in various operations since November 1995, including a 12-month overseas assignment as a Manufacturing Manager with BlueScope Steel in New Zealand. Jeff started his career with Cargill/North Star Steel as a Management Trainee in the Beaumont, Texas mill. Jeff has also worked as a manufacturing engineer in the float glass industry.

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    Jeff Joldrichsen

    Vice President of Operations

    B.S. Engineering; University of Toledo
    MBA; University of Toledo

    Jeff Joldrichsen has been in the role of Vice President of Operations at North Star BlueScope Steel since 2009, and has been with North Star BlueScope Steel in various operations since November 1995, including a 12-month overseas assignment as a Manufacturing Manager with BlueScope Steel in New Zealand. Jeff started his career with Cargill/North Star Steel as a Management Trainee in the Beaumont, Texas mill. Jeff has also worked as a manufacturing engineer in the float glass industry.

    B.S. Engineering; University of Toledo
    MBA; University of Toledo

    Jeff Joldrichsen has been in the role of Vice President of Operations at North Star BlueScope Steel since 2009, and has been with North Star BlueScope Steel in various operations since November 1995, including a 12-month overseas assignment as a Manufacturing Manager with BlueScope Steel in New Zealand. Jeff started his career with Cargill/North Star Steel as a Management Trainee in the Beaumont, Texas mill. Jeff has also worked as a manufacturing engineer in the float glass industry.

  • Hector Marquez
    Vice President of Procurement & IT
    Hector Marquez has been in the role of Vice President...
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    B.S. Engineering; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey
    MBA; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey

    Hector Marquez has been in the role of Vice President of Business Development and Procurement for North Star BlueScope Steel since November 2010. Before joining NSBSL, he worked at BlueScope’s Steelscape, Ternium, Grupo IMSA and AHMSA where he was involved in different areas of the business such as Information Technology, Procurement and Continuous Improvement.

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    Hector Marquez

    Vice President of Procurement & IT

    B.S. Engineering; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey
    MBA; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey

    Hector Marquez has been in the role of Vice President of Business Development and Procurement for North Star BlueScope Steel since November 2010. Before joining NSBSL, he worked at BlueScope’s Steelscape, Ternium, Grupo IMSA and AHMSA where he was involved in different areas of the business such as Information Technology, Procurement and Continuous Improvement.

    B.S. Engineering; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey
    MBA; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey

    Hector Marquez has been in the role of Vice President of Business Development and Procurement for North Star BlueScope Steel since November 2010. Before joining NSBSL, he worked at BlueScope’s Steelscape, Ternium, Grupo IMSA and AHMSA where he was involved in different areas of the business such as Information Technology, Procurement and Continuous Improvement.

  • Rich Menzel
    Vice President of Human Resources
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    B.S. Business Administration; University of South Dakota
    MBA; University of Toledo

    Rich Menzel has been a part of North Star BlueScope Steel since the start up in June 1995. He was the Human Resources Manager until January 2001, when he was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. Before coming to North Star BlueScope Steel, Rich worked in Human Resources at five other Cargill facilities over a thirteen year period.

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    Rich Menzel

    Vice President of Human Resources

    B.S. Business Administration; University of South Dakota
    MBA; University of Toledo

    Rich Menzel has been a part of North Star BlueScope Steel since the start up in June 1995. He was the Human Resources Manager until January 2001, when he was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. Before coming to North Star BlueScope Steel, Rich worked in Human Resources at five other Cargill facilities over a thirteen year period.

    B.S. Business Administration; University of South Dakota
    MBA; University of Toledo

    Rich Menzel has been a part of North Star BlueScope Steel since the start up in June 1995. He was the Human Resources Manager until January 2001, when he was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. Before coming to North Star BlueScope Steel, Rich worked in Human Resources at five other Cargill facilities over a thirteen year period.

A community-focused culture

We’re not individuals performing separate jobs, we’re a community working to better an entire team. And like a family, we look out for each other and seek opportunities to be a good neighbor. With a community relations team dedicated to coordinating volunteer efforts, we’re proud to support over 50 local and national organizations including Adopt a Highway Litter Control, the American Red Cross, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

An eco-friendly environment

We’re not your typical steel mill. We minimize pollution as part of our process, frequently exceeding environmental regulations and regularly promoting a clean work environment throughout our facility. By striving to protect the environment we live and work in, we share a company commitment to minimizing our environmental footprint for generations to come.

Restoring Our Wetlands

Restoring Our Wetlands

In 1995, we constructed a 7 acre Wetlands to replace the 3.1 acres of low quality wetlands previously damaged during the construction of the mill facility. Today, it serves as an active site for promoting the environment. Over 200 fourth and fifth graders from surrounding local schools participate in our Biennial Wetlands Day in partnership with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

An industry leader for 20+ years

We’ve been leading the industry since 1997, with a steadfast commitment to the products we make and the customers we serve. We drive businesses forward by manufacturing high-quality products for major industries. We provide the highest level of service to our customers, as evident in consistent ranking as #1 in overall customer satisfaction, according to the Jacobson steel industry survey. Our impact is manifested on a global scale. North Star BlueScope is owned by BlueScope, a leading international supplier of steel products and building solutions found in the global building and construction industry based in Melbourne, Australia.