CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TimkenSteel Corporation (NYSE: TMST, www.timkensteel.com), a leader in customized alloy steel products and services, was honored to accept The American Legion Large Employer of Veterans Award at an annual company breakfast held this morning to recognize members of its workforce who are military veterans. The company is the leading employer of veterans in Stark County and one of the leading employers in Ohio, with more than 13 percent of its workforce having served in the military.
'Today was about thanking our employees who have served our country, and it's an event we look forward to every year. We all appreciated the honor of having the American Legion and partner agencies join us to recognize our efforts at TimkenSteel to attract and retain such a large number of military veterans in our workforce,' said Elaine Russell Reolfi, executive vice president of organizational advancement and corporate relations, who accepted the award on behalf of TimkenSteel. 'Military veterans are a great fit within our company because of their leadership, dedication and, most importantly, a set of values that reflect those we've had for a century.'
The annual Employer of Veterans awards, presented by The American Legion'sNational Veterans Employment & Education Commission since 1969, are given to businesses across the country that have established outstanding records in employing and retaining veterans, workers with disabilities and older members of the workforce.
TimkenSteel was nominated for the national award by representatives from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which is just one of several agencies the company works with to recruit and retain veterans.
In August, the company was also recognized by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services for its veteran-friendly hiring and retention practices.
About TimkenSteel Corporation
TimkenSteel (NYSE:TMST, timkensteel.com) creates tailored steel products and services for demanding applications, helping customers push the bounds of what's possible within their industries. The company reaches around the world in its customers' products and leads North America in large alloy steel bars (up to 16 inches in diameter) and seamless mechanical tubing made of its special bar quality (SBQ) steel, as well as supply chain and steel services. TimkenSteel operates warehouses and sales offices in five countries and has made its steel in America for 100 years. The company posted sales of $870 million in 2016. Follow us on Twitter @TimkenSteel and on Instagram.
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