2007 Manny Award Winner!

Company name: Gallatin Steel Company
City, state : Ghent, Kentucky
Public or private company : Private (a joint venture between Dofasco, Inc. and Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation)
Founded : 1995
Number of local employees : 460
CEO/President: Don Daily
Web site address: www.gallatinsteel.com
What they manufacture: flat rolled steel coils

'Fanatical' About Safety

Gallatin Steel's safety record one of the best in the industry

Though no one is certain exactly where Don Daily, president and CEO of Gallatin Steel Co., acquired his passion for employee safety and concern for the environment, everyone knows that these values are very personal to him. Says Daily: "We are truly fanatical about safety, and I hope this fact is evident to everyone who visits our mill."

Through Daily's leadership, safety has become a number one priority and a core value for Gallatin Steel. As one Gallatin Steel employee explains, "Don is 100 percent committed to the safety of every one of his employees, every day." Each morning he holds an operations meeting that begins with an update on safety and includes team safety reports and a corrective action item review.

"Gallatin Steel's safety staff and safety team leaders are among the most knowledgeable and dedicated in our industry," Daily says. As a result of this knowledge and dedication, Gallatin Steel "” with gross revenues of $840 million last year "” had only five OSHA recordable accidents in 2006, down from the 40-50 recordable incidents reported in 1999 and 2000.