Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. will increase its concrete reinforcement bar capacity through a Berkeley County, W.V. greenfield operation, scheduled for late-2025 start up. Dubbed MM4 with a budget upward of $450 million, the plant represents the producer’s fourth micro mill tailored to straight length and spooled rebar, and will have projected annual capacity of 500,000 tons.
“West Virginia offers several attractive advantages for MM4, including a welcoming business climate and skilled available labor force,” says CMC CEO Barbara Smith. “The planned site, located in the eastern panhandle of the state near Martinsburg, is well-situated to serve key metropolitan markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, as well as the Midwest.”
“MM4 is a core component of CMC’s strategic growth plan and will help ensure our long-term competitiveness in critical geographical markets. We believe this new micro mill, among the most environmentally friendly steelmaking operations in the world, will strengthen our operational network throughout the Eastern U.S. by achieving synergies with our existing mill and downstream facilities,” she adds. “We thank Governor Jim Justice, the entire West Virginia economic development team, and the dedicated Berkeley County staff for their support during the site selection process and the welcome given to this important project. We look forward to becoming a vital part of the Berkeley County community and growing our presence in the Mountain State.”