EAST HARTFORD, CONN., (October 27, 2017) – United Steel, New England’s leading fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals, has received the 2017 Top Workplace award from the Hartford Courant.  This is the fourth consecutive year United Steel has earned this recognition which is based on results of an independent employee survey. The company also received a special award for its training program.

More than 860 Connecticut organizations were nominated for the Top Workplaces award, and only 60 were chosen for recognition.  Award administrators, Workplace Dynamics, look for organizations with high standards of transparency, accountability, and performance.  Employee surveys focus on work-life balance, respect, and care for employees, as well as recognition of accomplishments, feelings of empowerment, good teamwork, and commitment to community.

“These awards are particularly meaningful to our company because they really do mirror the values we have established for the way we conduct business and treat employees,” said Ken Corneau, president of United Steel.  “It is gratifying to know our employees support us and nominated us for these awards and we are pleased to be named a Top Workplace for the fourth time, and to receive recognition for our excellent ongoing training.”

Founded in 1974, United Steel, Inc., (www.unitedsteel.com) is the largest fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in New England. The company’s divisions include United Metal Solutions (www.unitedmetalsolutions.com), which specializes in the processing and fabrication of simple parts, component parts, sub-assemblies and completed OEM products made from aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel; United Building Solution (www.unitedbuildingsolution.com), which offers design/build and general contracting services for metal structures; and Black Rock Fireproof Columns (www.blackrockfireproof.com), the country’s leading manufacturer of fireproof structural columns. United Steel’s 200 employees work in its 175,000 square-foot automated manufacturing facility in East Hartford.

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