Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation is a minimill steel producer in North America with an annual manufacturing capacity of more than nine million tons of mill-finished steel products. Through its vertically integrated network of 17 mills, 17 scrap recycling facilities and 51 downstream operations, the company primarily serves customers in the eastern North America. The company's operations are segmented into two operating divisions, such as minimills and downstream operations. Its steel is used in a variety of industries, including construction, automotive, mining, cellular and electrical transmission. Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation conducts its operations directly and indirectly through subsidiaries and joint ventures in Canada and the United States.