In November 2017, Nucor, the largest producer of steel in the U.S., announced plans to invest at least $250 million to build a steel bar micro-mill in Sedalia, Missouri. Now, almost four years later, more than 225 employees make steel at the facility.
Nucor selected Sedalia because of its location on a main rail line near ample scrap metal sources and major construction markets needing the plant’s steel rebar.
“This rebar micro-mill project is consistent with our long-term strategy for profitable growth and builds on our position as the low-cost producer,” said Chairman, CEO & President of Nucor, John Ferriola, at the time. “Strategically positioning this micro-mill in Sedalia will give us a sustained cost advantage over other domestic steel producers supplying rebar from outside the region.”
This wasn’t Nucor’s only investment in Missouri. Also in 2017, Nucor acquired St. Louis Cold Drawn Inc., a manufacturer that serves the U.S. and Mexican automotive and industrial markets. Nucor also has a facility in Maryville, and the Sedalia site is Nucor’s 14th bar mill in the U.S.
Products produced by Nucor include carbon and alloy steel — in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh.
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