OREANDA-NEWS. December 12, 2013. Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced that The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce presented Nucor Executive Chairman Dan DiMicco with its prestigious Citizen of the Carolinas Award at its annual meeting.  DiMicco received the award for his leadership within the steel industry and for his significant contributions to manufacturing in the region and nationwide. 

In his acceptance remarks, DiMicco noted that his success was the result of all his Nucor teammates lifting him up on their shoulders.  He also spoke about the importance of leadership in dealing with crises in business and in government and urged our political leaders to pull people together to deal with today's most pressing crisis – getting people back to work.

"I am honored to receive this award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce," DiMicco said.  "At Nucor, an award like this is really a team award.  The success I have enjoyed at Nucor is the result of the effort put in by each teammate to grow our company and make it into not only a great North Carolina company, but a great company in communities across the entire country."

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce has presented the Citizen of the Carolinas Award since 1990.  It is the highest award the Chamber gives to an individual.  DiMicco joins a list of distinguished past winners that include the Rev. Billy Graham, Marian Wright Edelman, Dean Smith, Hugh McColl, Ben Bernanke, Charlie Rose, Jerry Richardson, Harvey Gantt, Julius Chambers and Leon and Sandra Levine.

Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel -- in bars, beams, sheet  and  plate; steel  piling; steel  joists and  joist  girders;  steel  deck;  fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap.  Nucor is North America's largest recycler.