From The Editor

2021 Executive of the Year: Jack Bernstein, State Steel

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MCN Editor Dan Markham

Metal Center News is proud to announce the 25th recipient of the metal distribution industry’s highest honor, the MCN Executive of the Year award. The 2021 winner is the second-generation leader of Sioux City Iowa’s State Steel, Jack Bernstein.

Under Jack’s leadership, State Steel has grown into an Upper Midwest institution, with six locations in Western Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Jack and third-generation leader David Bernstein also maintain holdings in the company’s original scrap business as well as an innovative joint venture with SPS Companies with downstream laser fabricator Kooima Company.

In his addition to his service to the company and industry, Jack Bernstein has been a tireless champion of causes around Siouxland and the Midwest.

A complete chronicling of Jack’s career, and what has made State Steel successful over the course of its 70-year history, will be featured in the December issue of Metal Center News.