Nucor to spend $180M to make merchant bar products in Illinois

November 15, 2017 - Nucor Corp., Charlotte, North Carolina, will build a $180 million merchant bar quality (MBQ) mill at its existing mill in Bourbonnais, Illinois. It will have an annual rolling capacity of 500,000 tons. The project will take two years to complete.

"This new MBQ mill takes advantage of our position as a low-cost producer to displace tons being supplied by competitors outside the region. It also builds on our market leadership position by further enhancing our product offerings of merchant bar, light shapes and structural angle and channel in markets in the central U.S.," said John Ferriola, chairman, president and CEO of Nucor. "Combined with our other bar mills, we are now strategically located to supply all markets with high-quality bar products and exceptional service."

The Midwest is one of the largest markets for MBQ products, and Nucor is ideally situated to take advantage of existing operational and commercial capabilities to meet this regional demand.

This project will allow Nucor to fully use the company's  Bourbonnais bar mill by optimizing its existing melt capacity and infrastructure. The mill will also continue to supply rebar.

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