Sources: Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff
Nucor is scouting the Pacific Northwest to build a rebar micro mill with annual capacity of 650,000 tons, a full range of product sizes, and spooling capabilities for smaller bar. The facility would become the company’s fourth such operation, its template especially tailored to concrete reinforcements and lower cost production than larger steel facilities covering a broader range of end uses. A Pacific Northwest mill would serve external accounts, plus Nucor’s Harris Supply rebar distribution, fabrication and installation business.
“We have had great success with our rebar micro mills in Florida and Missouri and are on schedule to begin operating our third micro mill in the first quarter of 2025, which we are currently building in North Carolina,” says Nucor Chair and CEO Leon Topalian. “Locating a new rebar micro mill in the Pacific Northwest provides us with an excellent opportunity to better serve our customers in the region and continue to build our modern economy with some of the most sustainable steel in the world.”