40 Paying It Forward – Leading by Example We are proud of the time CMC Steel Texas donates to the Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity nonprofit organization and were honored in 2016 to have been the inspiration for another local businessman, Hub Greenlees, owner of Hubco, a trucking company and CMC vendor based in New Braunfels, TX. Greenlees made a donation to Habitat for Humanity and attached a letter expressing his gratitude towards CMC. “You and your company have given us a great opportunity, and we have grown,” the letter said. “As we grow, we want to be like CMC, we want to follow your lead professionally and in kindness.” Scrap Can Be Beautiful Contest Since 1978, CMC has sponsored the annual “Scrap Can Be Beautiful” contest and exhibit that features art sculptures created by students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. All scrap metal used in the sculptures is donated to the school by CMC from one of our local recycling yards. The contest and exhibit are held each year in conjunction with CMC’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders, where artists of the winning sculptures are awarded ribbons and monetary prizes. The artwork is judged by a panel of professionals comprised of artists and individuals who have worked in the arts field, some of whom have judged the contest for more than 20 years. Sculptures compete in “Tabletop” and “Floor” categories and the winning entries are displayed in CMC’s corporate lobby in Irving, Texas for one year. Students are also given the option to enter pieces into a silent auction where employees are able to bid and purchase them. 2016 represented the 38th year this contest has been held. The ongoing community partnership between CMC and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts continues to give aspiring young artists a fun way to express their creativity and offers them the opportunity to showcase their art and earn recognition.