BlueScope was formed when BHP Billiton spun-off its steel assets on 15 July 2002 as BHP Steel. It was renamed BlueScope on 17 November 2003.Early in 2004, BlueScope merged with the American firm Butler Manufacturing. Such a merger was considered a strategic move for both companies as they were similar in character and non-overlapping in the markets they operated in, such that acquisition of Butler, based in Kansas City, Missouri, would provide BlueScope with access to United States and Chinese markets. Butler was founded in 1901, operated in sixteen countries and focused on non-residential building and building component construction. At the time of the merger, Butler had a dozen production facilities across the United States, China and Mexico.In 2007, the company acquired four companies consisting of most of the United States holdings of the Argentinian firm Ternium, those being Steelscape, ASC Profiles, Varco Pruden Buildings; and Metl-Span, which was acquired by NCI Building Systems in 2012. The four companies had been held by the Mexican Grupo IMSA prior to their purchase by Ternium. Steelscape originated in 1996 as BHP Coated Steel and was originally owned by BlueScope.In March 2012 a new coated steel manufacturing plant was inaugurated in Jamshedpur, India.In February 2014, BlueScope purchased Orrcon Steel from Hills. Its products included RHS, SHS and CHS structural tubular steel, hot-rolled structural steel and fencing, roofing and building accessories.
Because of lower energy prices in the United States than in Australia, BlueScope in 2019 decided to expand its investment in America by $1 billion.
Ms. Gretta Stephens (Chief Exec. of Climate Change & Sustainability)
Mr. Robin Davies (Chief Exec. of New Zealand & Pacific Islands)
Mr. John Nowlan M.B.A. (Chief Exec. of Australian Steel Products)
Mr. Connell Zhang (Chief Exec. of NS BlueScope)
Mr. Donald Watters (Treasurer & Head of Investor Relations)
Ms. Debra J. Counsell B.A., BA, L.L.B., LLB (Chief Legal Officer)
Ms. Kristie Keast (Chief Exec. People & North American Devel.)
Recognition and Awards
Mr. Mark Royce Vassella B.Com., BCom, M.B.A., MBA (MD, CEO & Exec. Director)
Ms. Tania J. Archibald (Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. Patrick J. Finan (Chief Exec. of North America)