Who We Are

An Ongoing Legacy of Putting People First
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The Golden Rule. So Simple. So Powerful.

Maybe it comes from our humble, Midwest beginnings, but we believe in treating our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders as we would like to be treated. And we encourage our employees to share this philosophy by contributing to the communities where they live and work.

John P. McConnell, Executive Chairman

I look at Our Philosophy and realize that core values don't change. And I realize that these are great principles for life, not just for business.

Our First Corporate Goal

The first corporate goal for Worthington Industries is to earn money for its shareholders and increase the value of their investment. We believe that the best measurement of the accomplishment of our goal is consistent growth in earnings per share. And we know that our success is an outcome of our commitment to being relentless stewards of our financial resources.

We Believe in Better


Our employees are our greatest asset. That's why we create ongoing avenues for growth, opportunity, and fair compensation. Whenever possible, we tie compensation to job performance through incentives, profit sharing, or otherwise. We believe in the mutual benefits of long-term employment and try to hire from within as often as possible.


Our success is dependent on those who supply the quality materials we need. We ask that suppliers be competitive in the marketplace with regard to quality, pricing, delivery and volume purchased. And we remain loyal to suppliers who meet our quality and service requirements, through all market conditions.


The customer's need for our products and services is central to our existence. We will exert every effort to see that their quality and service requirements are regularly met. Once a commitment is made to a customer, it is our obligation to fulfill it by all means available.

Awarded Top Workplace

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is proud to be recognized as a Top Workplace by Columbus CEO magazine every year since the inaugural list in 2013. The Company has also appeared on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America list four times. It’s all thanks to our great people.

Awarded by Our Customers

As it states in Our Philosophy, “Without the customer and their need for our products and services, we have nothing." That's why, when our customers recognize us for our work, it’s the highest honor.

Worthington recently earned recognition as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier for 2022, Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating, for the 11th consecutive year.

The Company was also awarded by General Motors (GM) as a Supplier of the Year for 2021, its second consecutive year achieving this distinction for exceeding their supplier requirements and providing them with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. 



Deeply Committed to Putting Employees First

We value our employees and knowing their feedback, contributions and talent contributed to these awards, makes them all the more special.

Worthington is proud to be named among the Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld, 2017-2021, and as a Military Friendly® Employer by VIQTORY, 2016-2022.


Being Good Corporate Citizens

Worthington Industries has a long history of keeping employees safe, practicing good citizenship and protecting the environment, and this year we are documenting some of those efforts in our 2021 Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Report.



Procurement spending in U.S. went to local suppliers
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Waste diverted from landfills
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Non-profit organizations supported
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Donated in the community
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Better safety rating than industry average