Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation is among the five largest overall steel companies and was ranked the second largest minimill steel producer in North America. The company manufactures more than 8.4 million tons of mill-finished steel products annually. Through its network of minimills, steel scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, Gerdau serves customers in the eastern region of North America. Gerdau Ameristeel's products are sold to steel service centers or original equipment manufacturers. The company s steel is used by the automotive, construction, mining and cellular and electrical transmission industries. Its products are found in bridges, highways, stadiums and commercial and apartment buildings. One of Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation s facilities is located in Charlotte, N.C.