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Nucor eyeing locations for 3MT sheet mill

September 20, 2021 - Nucor Corp.’s board of directors has approved the construction of a new 3-million-ton sheet mill, with Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia being considered for the location. The mill will be geographically situated to serve customers in the Midwest and Northeast markets.

"This greenfield sheet mill complements Nucor's existing operations, allowing us to more effectively service customers in the region, and grow our core business," said Leon Topalian, Nucor’s president and CEO. “This mill will allow us to competitively meet the growing need that many of our customers, particularly in the automotive market, have for high quality steel with a lower carbon footprint."

The new mill is expected to cost $2.7 billion and produce hot-rolled sheet products with downstream processing including a tandem cold mill, annealing capabilities and two galvanizing lines. Galvanizing capabilities will include an advanced high-end automotive line with full inspection capabilities as well as a construction-grade line. Once state and local incentives, permitting and other regulatory approvals are received, construction is expected to take two years.

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