March 15, 2022 SEWICKLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Esmark Inc. today announced that Chairman & CEO James P. Bouchard and Martina Roda have made an initial donation of $25,000 USD to aid and support Ukrainians seeking refuge in Košice, Slovakia. They will also match monetary donations made by Americans who support Ukrainian refugees up to an additional $25,000 USD. “On behalf of our friends and former colleagues, we wanted to provide swift support so that they can deliver immediate aid to people in need.” Tweet this Bouchard is a former U.S. Steel executive vice president and statutory representative of the Slovak Republic, transforming East Slovakian Ironworks, Košice–now...

SEWICKLEY, Pa. – Esmark Inc. today announced that Chairman & CEO James P. Bouchard and Martina Roda have made an initial donation of $25,000 USD to aid and support Ukrainians seeking refuge in Košice, Slovakia. They will also match monetary donations made by Americans who support Ukrainian refugees up to an additional $25,000 USD. Bouchard is a former U.S. Steel executive vice president and statutory representative of the Slovak Republic, transforming East Slovakian Ironworks, Košice–now known as U.S. Steel Košice–in Slovakia after U.S. Steel acquired it. Bouchard and Roda’s donation was made on behalf of the former U.S. Steel American and...

By Metal Center News Staff on Mar 15, 2022 Esmark Inc. Chairman and CEO James P. Bouchard and Martina Roda have made an initial donation of $25,000 to aid and support Ukrainians seeking refuge in Košice, Slovakia. They will also match monetary donations made by Americans who support Ukrainian refugees up to an additional $25,000. Bouchard is a former U.S. Steel executive vice president and statutory representative of the Slovak Republic, transforming East Slovakian Ironworks, Košice – now known as U.S. Steel Košice – in Slovakia after U.S. Steel acquired it. Bouchard and Roda’s donation was made on behalf of the former...

Kalea Gunderson, Reporter Ukrainian NAPHL hockey players are uncertain when they will be able to reunite with family in Lviv, Ukraine. Two Ukrainian friends and teammates are spending their freshman year of high school in Pennsylvania, traveling the country with the Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Team, but their plans to head home to visit family are uncertain as Russia’s attacks on Ukraine continue. “I think America is better for me, like hockey, school, education, like future,” Vitalli Ulianov said. Vitalli Ulianov and Vladyslav Bomaziuk are staying with Kyle McLaughlin's family. A representative of the North American Prospects Hockey League said the Esmark Starts team is...

SEWICKLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In observance of life of Martin Zavacký, who recently passed away, friends and former colleagues – Esmark Inc. Chairman & CEO James P. Bouchard and Martina Roda – made a personal donation of $5,000 to the Zavacký family to support funeral expenses. “We are devastated to hear about the passing of our beloved friend and colleague” Tweet this Zavacký was first and foremost a family man, with a great sense of humor, unmatched work ethic and personal ethics. He was also a successful steel executive. Most recently, he was head sales manager in the department of General Manager Industrial Sales at...

NEWS RELEASE SEWICKLEY, Pa.; November 18, 2021 – In observance of life of Martin Zavacký, who recently passed away, friends and former colleagues – Esmark Inc. Chairman & CEO James P. Bouchard and Martina Roda – made a personal donation of $5,000 to the Zavacký family to support funeral expenses. Zavacky was first and foremost a family man, with a great sense of humor, unmatched work ethic and personal ethics. He was also a successful steel executive. Most recently, he was head sales manager in the department of General Manager Industrial Sales at U.S. Steel Kosice, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel, in...

By Metal Center News Staff on Nov 12, 2021 Esmark Steel Group, a subsidiary of Esmark, Inc., announced today that David Brewer, vice president of operations has been promoted to executive vice president of business development. He will report to Jim Bouchard, chariman of Esmark Inc. John Dergentis will succeed Brewer as vice president of operations. Dergentis had been serving as plant manager of Esmark’s Chicago Heights facility. “Dave has been a key part of the Esmark enterprise for nearly 20 years, providing invaluable service and leadership,” said Bouchard. “He has been a trusted, loyal and valued member of our Esmark family, and...

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Esmark Steel Group, a subsidiary of Esmark, Inc., announced today that David Brewer, vice president of operations has been promoted to executive vice president of business development, reporting to Jim Bouchard, chairman, Esmark, Inc. Brewer will be succeeded by John Dergentis, plant manager at Esmark’s Chicago Heights facility. Both promotions are effective December 1, 2021. “I’m excited to take on this role and these new responsibilities with Esmark Steel Group” Tweet this “Dave has been a key part of the Esmark enterprise for nearly 20 years, providing invaluable service and leadership,” said Bouchard. “He has been a trusted, loyal and...

2021 MCN Top 50 Service Centers By Dan Markham on Sep 14, 2021 The pandemic took a bite out of revenues for the continent’s largest service centers, but the rough times will undoubtedly be short-lived. Click here to download the 2021 Top 50 Service centers. For the service center sector, the pandemic year of 2020 was not as devastating as the Great Recession period. But its statistical effect on the Top 50 service center survey was still quite severe. Each year, Metal Center News compiles sales figures for most of North America’s largest service center companies, publishing its results in the MCN Top 50, now...

By Beth Gainer on Jul 26, 2021 Regulations, COVID-19 effects exacerbate existing driver shortage, making trucks as hard to find as steel. Long before March 2020, the transportation industry was facing a serious shortfall in driver and truck capacity. The pandemic has only amplified that issue. In the U.S. trucking world, worker shortages are growing at alarming rates. The shortfall of professional truck drivers is approximately more than 60,000, and the American Trucking Associations estimates that by 2028, the industry could be down as many as 160,000 drivers. That’s the conclusion of Bob Elkins, senior vice president, industry vertical operations, Ruan Transportation Management Systems,...