Crain's FAST 50 recognized the entrepreneurial spirit, innovative business tactics and skyrocketing revenue growth of the 50 fastest-growing privately-held companies in Northeast Ohio.
The FAST 50 were selected based on a combination of revenue growth and total revenue. Olympic Steel ranked 19th on the list, based on its 141% growth in revenue from 2009 to 2013.
Crain's Cleveland Business & the Northeast Ohio Software Association 2013
This annual award recognizes Northeast Ohio's leading IT executives for outstanding leadership and championing innovative technology solutions. The CIO of the Year award is presented as part of NEOSA's Tech Week, celebrating Northeast Ohio and its thriving tech industry.
Crain's Cleveland Business Magazine
Crain's CFO of the Year awards is the Northeast Ohio's only program dedicated solely to recognizing the contributions and accomplishments specific to CFOs - a true CFO-owned and attended event.
Chief Executive Magazine 2013
The "Best Companies for Leaders" is a study of 1,000 leading global, organizations in partnership with management consulting firm Chally Group Worldwide. The list, which features 40 public companies with more than $1 billion in revenue, recognizes corporations who lead the charge in leadership development.
The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service
Smart Business Magazine
The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contribution to their communities. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
The GreenCircle Award program recognizes businesses, institutions, individuals, and civic organizations who have participated in energy conservation, transportation, pollution prevention or recycling related activities or projects that promote natural resource conservation or environmental awareness. To date, more than 1,000 awards have been granted to businesses, institutions, schools, individuals and civic organizations for their involvement in over 1,400 projects.
I Love Rewards, Inc.
Acknowledging commitment to employee engagement through leadership, communication, company culture, rewards and recognition, professional and personal growth initiatives, accountability and employee performance management, company vision and values, and corporate social responsibility.
Olympic Steel was recognized for workplace safety and health excellence with a Michigan Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The award, presented by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), distinguishes the company's Detroit, Michigan facility for its exemplary safety and health management program.
Representatives from MIOSHA presented the award during a ceremony held on site at the Detroit facility. "Olympic Steel is committed to providing a safe work environment and promoting employee health and well-being as one of our company Core Values," said Michael Cedoz, General Manager. "We are pleased to receive this prestigious recognition, and we commend our employees for the critical role they play in sustaining a safe work environment."
To qualify for SHARP recognition, a company must be considered part of a high-hazard industry, and complete a thorough site inspection conducted by the MIOSHA review team. Companies earn distinction for implementing a safety and health system that achieves results far beyond those of their peers. Click here to view related press release.
The Weatherhead 100 was crafted in 1987 when Bob Pavey, Managing Partner of Morganthaler Partners, first noted that Northeast Ohio needed a venue to properly acknowledge, support and praise companies that were the fastest growing in the region. Pavey suggested that Enterprise Development, Inc., the former not-for-profit subsidiary of Case Western Reserve University, not only identify, but bestow honor upon the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.
Since 2004, the Weatherhead 100 is compiled and managed by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).
Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) is an organization of professionals, founded in California in 1981, to promote and develop the growth of women in the metals industry. AWMI believes that women in similar industries can benefit themselves and their companies through relationships, education and shared knowledge. The programs and activities of AWMI are intended to enhance members' skills and experience, address challenges confronting the industry, and promote members' career growth with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of women employed in the metal industries. Membership is open to both women and men who are seeking to develop all aspects of their professional development and career advancement.
Outstanding Olympic Steel Women Featured Speakers
The Association for Women in the Metal Industry (AWMI)
25th Anniversary Commemoration, 2006
Esther Potash, Corporate Director of Strategic Initiatives, has been invited to speak at the Association of Women in the Metals Industry (AWMI) Cleveland Chapter 25th Anniversary Celebration dinner in Independence, Ohio.
Mary Fahland-Murphy, Minneapolis Account Manager, past AWMI chapter board member, and current AWMI Midwest Regional Director, spoke at the AWMI Anniversary Celebration dinner, "Highlighting Women in Leadership" held in Oakbrook, Illinois.
"Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio"
NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program was developed and is presented by ERC. ERC is Northeast Ohio's leading and largest professional organization dedicated to HR practices, programs and services. Since 1999, hundreds of organizations have been nominated or applied for the award, and the program has recognized nearly 400 organizations for their ability to maintain great workplaces that support the attraction, retention, and motivation of Top Performers.
Inside Business Magazine Recognition
Established in 1995 as a way to showcase the success of business in our region, the NEO Success Awards program annually recognizes the top-performing companies in Northeast Ohio. NEO Success Award winners reflect our region's determination to expand and revitalize its economic status. The NEO Success Award is unique in its combined measurement of business success in sales, growth and profitability.
Manny Award Recipient
Safety / Green Initiative / Workplace Environment
Since 1998, the Manny Awards program has recognized over 100 manufacturers from around Northeast Ohio that have excelled in such areas as product development, green initiatives and workplace environment. Past winners of the Manny Award come in all shapes and sizes, but all hold one thing in common: They are the innovators who reflect the manufacturing strength and future of our region.
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) Safety Recognition
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) recognized Olympic Steel's Bettendorf facility for commitment to providing a safe working environment based upon an injury incident rate of at least 10% better than the last published Bureau of Labor Statistics for the division's specific NAICS code.
Olympic Steel locations were acknowledged by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA) and CNA Insurance for outstanding safety achievement related to recordables, illness, and injury incidence rates. The awards, which compare company safety metrics to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) incidence rates, recognize companies for "commitment to providing a safe work environment for their most valuable asset - the employees."