COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worthington Industries Inc. (NYSE:WOR) announced today that it has earned recognition as a 2018 JTEKT Preferred Supplier. This is the top honor JTEKT North America annually awards a supplier for best overall safety, quality, delivery and cost improvement metrics. Employees from Worthington's dedicated JTEKT account accepted the award at a ceremony on May 9 in Greenville, S.C.

"We are proud to accept this honor from a leading global automotive supplier," said John Lamprinakos, president of Steel Processing for Worthington Industries. "Our employees are committed to delivering the very best quality and service and it means a lot when customers recognize these efforts."

Worthington’s facility in Rome, N.Y. supplies strip steel to five JTEKT bearing facilities; four U.S. facilities and one in China.

“JTEKT is a customer-first company that collaborates with suppliers who value manufacturing products to exceed customers’ expectations,” said Jeff Warren, purchasing manager, JTEKT North America. “We are pleased to recognize our supplier partners with equally high standards in safety, quality, delivery and cost.

About Worthington Industries

Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2017 fiscal year sales of $3.0 billion.  Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America's premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for propane, refrigerant, and industrial gases and for cryogenic applications, water well tanks for commercial and residential uses, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil & gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction.  Worthington employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 86 facilities in 11 countries.

About JTEKT North America

JTEKT North America, a regional division of JTEKT Corporation, is a leading supplier of automotive steering systems and driveline components, bearings, and machine tools. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, JTEKT employs more than 7000 associates in 25 facilities across North America.

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