Heisa Bouchard Ferrer Scholarship Award honors Spanish-speaking education students SEWICKLEY, Pa. – January 8, 2023 – Esmark Inc., today, announced Gabriela Valles Jimenez as the first recipient of the new Heisa Bouchard Ferrer Scholarship, a financial award recognizing exemplary first-generation, Spanish-speaking students, pursuing a degree within the College of Education at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). The scholarship was established by Esmark Inc. to honor Bouchard Ferrer, HR manager at Esmark, Inc., and to acknowledge UIC’s designation as an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As the inaugural recipient of the Heisa Bouchard Ferrer Scholarship, Valles Jimenez is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree...

Bouchard to Remain Private Owner and Chairman of the Board SEWICKLEY, Pa.; October 17, 2023 – James P. Bouchard, founder, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Esmark, Inc., today announced his retirement from his role as CEO, effective November 23, 2023, his favorite family holiday. He will remain chairman of the Esmark, Inc. Board of Directors, private owner of the enterprise, and will continue to oversee all charitable contributions. The company is actively conducting an international search for Bouchard’s successor. Randy Stanton, Esmark Inc. executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), will serve as acting-CEO, in addition to his...

Announces Recent Senior Leadership Promotions [button size='small' style='' text='Español' icon='' icon_color='' link='/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/esmark-steel-international-announcement-vfnl2-100923-es-mx86.pdf' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='10px 0 0 0'] CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. and MONCLOVA, COAHUILA; October 9, 2023 – Mr. Jim Bouchard, CEO and Chairman of Esmark, Inc., today announced that Esmark Steel Group has established Esmark Steel International, a new business entity focused on supplying the Mexican industrial steel market. Located in Monclova, Coahuila, Esmark Steel International will service steel mill customers to supply flat rolled steel products for the construction, metal products, rail cars, auto machinery, tin plate, and electrical equipment markets. Esmark...

SEWICKLEY, Pa.; September 26, 2023 – On Monday, September 25, 2023, the United Steel Workers (USW) announced that International President Tom Conway has died. Esmark, Inc. Founder, Chairman and CEO James P. Bouchard expresses his and the company’s deepest sorrow at the unexpected loss of one of the steel industry’s most reputable leaders. “I’ve known and worked with Tom since the 1990s, and while the industry has lost a devout leader and advocate, I have lost a dear friend,” said Bouchard. “From his earliest days in the USW to present day, Tom fought for every worker in every city at every...

SEWICKLEY, Pa.; August 23, 2023 – Esmark, Inc. confirmed today that it will not participate in the purchase process for U.S. Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) (“U.S. Steel”). Esmark had previously stated its intention to bid for, and negotiate a purchase with, U.S. Steel. Esmark respects the position of the United Steelworkers (USW) which is supporting Cleveland Cliff’s offer for U.S. Steel. Esmark maintains a solid working and personal relationship with the USW organization and its leadership. “The USW was our partner in the successful acquisition of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, and we remain close with them," said Jim Bouchard, Esmark, Inc., Chairman &...

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Esmark, Inc. announced with sadness the passing of Hans Joachim Schmidt, father of Esmark founding investor and long-time member of the Esmark board of directors, Uwe T. Schmidt. The Schmidt family played an integral role in establishing Esmark’s leading position in the company’s steel and tin operations. “Hans Joachim was a role model and inspiration to his sons who in turn were instrumental in fueling the success of Esmark and establishing our roots in several industries. More so, he was an incredible person, father, friend and industrialist.” Tweet this Hans Joachim Schmidt, who passed away on Feb. 19, 2023, at...

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL.; March 21, 2023 – Esmark, Inc. announced with sadness the passing of Hans Joachim Schmidt, father of Esmark founding investor and long-time member of the Esmark board of directors, Uwe T. Schmidt. The Schmidt family played an integral role in establishing Esmark’s leading position in the company’s steel and tin operations. Hans Joachim Schmidt, who passed away on Feb. 19, 2023, at the age of 90, was an admired leader and internationally recognized business executive serving the international iron and steel industry for 45 years. “We are saddened to share news of Hans Joachim’s passing. Our thoughts are with...

SEWICKLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It is with great sadness that Esmark Inc. announces the passing of Helen Elizabeth Bouchard on December 27, 2022, at the age of 96. She was the mother of Sewickley-based Esmark Inc.’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer James P. Bouchard and grandmother of 20 grandchildren including Bouchard’s five children: Natalie, Clayton and Aubrey, all scholar athletes and graduates of Quaker Valley High School, and James and Robert in Florida. “We celebrated her every day, and we will continue to celebrate her long lasting legacy in the work we do and in the impact we have on communities in Chicago,...

SEWICKLEY, Pa.; December 30, 2022 – It is with great sadness that Esmark Inc. announces the passing of Helen Elizabeth Bouchard on December 27, 2022, at the age of 96. She was the mother of Sewickley-based Esmark Inc.’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer James P. Bouchard and grandmother of 20 grandchildren including Bouchard’s five children: Natalie, Clayton and Aubrey, all scholar athletes and graduates of Quaker Valley High School, and James and Robert in Florida. Helen leaves behind an amazing legacy of kindness, generosity and deep passion for education. Her commitment to service is carried on by her many children, grandchildren,...

2022 MCN Top 50 Service Centers By Dan Markham on Sep 13, 2022 Historic pricing and strong demand led to across the board sales records in the 20th year of MCN’s survey of North America’s largest service centers. Click here to download the 2022 Top 50 Service centers. Virtually every record imaginable was set in the 20th year of Metal Center News’ annual listing of the Top 50 largest service center companies in North America. The phenomenal pricing environment and explosive demand coming out of the brief COVID recession resulted in the greatest year-over-year revenue jump since MCN began tracking this data in 2002. Each...