A diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we work in and offering an inclusive work environment are top priorities at Samuel. We want every team member, at every level of the organization, to feel safe making decisions and welcome to bring their ideas to the table.

DEI at Samuel transitioned from a team member-run committee to a formal function in December 2021, and it continues to evolve. Today, we are focused on three key pillars – Inclusion, Career Progression and Talent Outreach.

To embed this way of thinking across the organization, we continually focus on DEI-specific training. Our first two self-paced modules, which covered key DEI concepts and principles, were completed by more than 87% of the organization. We are also focused on ensuring that all leadership training at Samuel, including senior leadership training at West Point Military Academy and Samuel’s in-house Leadership Development Program, is focused on building inclusive leadership capabilities.

In addition to training, all Business Units are tasked with building and actioning DEI playbooks to ensure we make annual progress on each of our three pillars. Samuel team members are distributed across the US, Canada and Mexico and in smaller satellite offices outside of North America. These playbooks include both enterprise-directed and local initiatives. Examples include:


  • Working with high school boards to build awareness of manufacturing and trades careers
  • Partnerships with local colleges
  • Partnerships with newcomer support organizations
  • Partnerships with organizations that encourage women in the trades
  • Partnerships with second chance organizations
  • Technical operator training programs to support site-level career progression
  • Support transition to retirement through site level programs such as reduced work weeks  



  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Elevating Women Circle (Enterprise Business Resource Group for Women)

Organization Memberships

We are a proud member of the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) and support many of their efforts. Examples include:

Samuel has also been recognized with the AWMI Cornerstone Award for our ongoing efforts with the organization.

“My vision is for Samuel’s workforce, at every level, to be representative of all the communities that we operate in. Eventually, I’d like to see our DEI efforts extend externally – including the diversification of our supply chain and ensuring our marketing and customer service efforts are reflective of the diverse and inclusive company that we are.”

– Smita Mehta, Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Learn more about our DEI strategy and programs in our 2022 ESG Update.


From hiring to career development to workplace culture – we want to make sure our team member experience is as unique as you are.