WEBSTER, NY – Continuing its long tradition of supporting those serving our country in uniform, Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) today announced that it has entered a partnership that will allow the company to support 20 veterans throughout 2012 with such vital services as therapy and vocational training. Nucor has agreed to partner with Continuing Developmental Services, Inc. and the CDS Warrior SALUTE Program, developed to help returning service members and their families with personalized life and job transition support.


The CDS Warrior SALUTE Program provides support and resources to service members in pursuit of their personal goals as they transition to civilian life or return to military duty by offering access to therapists, vocational training, group therapy, independent living skills, physical/occupational therapy, case management, food, shelter and transportation services. Nucor’s commitment will allow the Warrior SALUTE Program to service an additional 20 veterans in 2012.   “The partnership with Nucor will immediately and directly help Veterans get the critical services they need now,” stated Sankar Sewnauth, President/CEO of CDS.   “We are extremely grateful for the support and generosity of Nucor to the Warrior SALUTE Program.  It is with tremendous gratitude we thank them for taking the lead in responding to getting Veterans the help they deserve.”  


“It is the men and women who don our country’s uniform who deserve the honors from those whose freedom they guard,” said Dan DiMicco, Nucor’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We must always remember that the freedom we enjoy is not free. Nucor is grateful for the opportunity to be even a part of supporting our nation’s sons and daughters in harm’s way, and helping them transition when they return from downrange.” 


Nucor has a long-standing and distinguished record when it comes to honoring and supporting members of our country’s Armed Services.  The company was in 2007 honored by the Secretary of Defense with the Employer Support Freedom Award, given to companies who represent the highest level of corporate patriotism for their exceptional support of their employees who serve our nation in the National Guard and Reserve.  Nucor has also presented its Man of Steel award to the Mississippi National Guard’s 155th Brigade Combat Team and the Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines for the extraordinary commitment and sacrifice they make for our country and families.


CDS developed the Warrior SALUTE Program to help Service Members and their families with personalized life and job transition support. Warrior SALUTE helps Service Members regain their lives and dreams by providing quality employment opportunities, as well as clinical and rehabilitative services. 


Warrior SALUTE is guided by the principals:


Support to assist the Service Member in all aspects of his/her life.

Assess to determine the needs of each Service Member.

Listen to ensure each Service Member has the opportunity to share his/her feelings.

Understand to synthesize specific psychological, social, and vocational needs & goals.

Transition to plan with the individual how to get back into community life.

Empower to provide each Service Member with the tools to live independently and productively in their community and to make informed choices and decisions.


About Nucor

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel - in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, one of the leading scrap companies in the U.S., also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap.  Nucor is North America’s largest recycler.


About CDS

For 34 years, CDS has been a leader in offering both quality and choice of services to people. CDS provides residential, employment, day-habilitation services, as well as case managements to 1,500 people with disabilities throughout Monroe and Wayne County in Upstate New York.   CDS started the Warrior SALUTE program last year to help Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder regain their lives with clinical and vocational rehabilitation services.