Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN)

Michael Bennett Vice President of Investor Relations
Tamara Lundgren Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Peach Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer
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Thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Schnitzer Steel Second Quarter 2022 Earnings Release Call and Webcast. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers' presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] And now, I'd like to introduce your host today's program, Michael Bennett of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Michael Bennett

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Tamara Lundgren

Thank you, Richard.

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Tamara Lundgren

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