Nucor-Yamato Steel Company was founded in 1988 as a joint venture between Nucor Corporation and Yamato Kogyo, which is one of the leading producers of wide-flanged beams in Japan. Nucor-Yamato Steel Company provides pilings and heavy-structural steel products for fabricators, construction companies, manufacturers and steel service centers. It is a part of Nucor Corporation, which is one of the largest steel producers in the United States. The parent company is one of the leading recyclers in North America. Its section of hot-rolled steel products include angles, rounds, flats, channels, sheets, billets, blooms, beam blanks and plates. Nucor Corporation additionally offers steel joists and joist girders, as well as steel decks and fasteners and metal building systems.