In 2000, Worthington moved to the New York Stock Exchange and pursued a robust acquisition strategy for the 20 years following, opening up to new markets and customers around the world. Through acquisitions and the realignment of businesses, Worthington Industries became a leading manufacturer in Steel Processing, Building Products, Consumer Products and Sustainable Energy Solutions.
In 2020, Andy Rose was named Worthington Industries’ President and Chief Executive Officer. He would oversee the company in back-to-back years of record earnings. In September 2022, Worthington Industries announced plans to separate the Steel Processing business and create two standalone public companies. This transformation initiative, called Worthington 2024, was designed to allow the two resulting companies to capitalize on differentiated growth and value creation strategies.
In September 2023, the company announced the new companies would be called Worthington Enterprises and Worthington Steel. Former president, CEO and executive chairman John P. McConnell retired from the Board of the Directors and longtime Lead Director John Blystone took his place as chairman. And on December 1, 2023, Worthington Enterprises officially became a standalone company as a market-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative products in attractive end markets including Building Products, Consumer Products and Sustainable Energy Solutions.
The Company continues to operate by a Philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with an emphasis on valued employees, continuous improvement and innovation.