SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Charlotte, N.C.-headquartered Nucor Corporation announced that it has selected Mason County, West Virginia as the location for its new state-of-the-art sheet mill. The construction of the mill is subject to permit and regulatory approvals and is expected to take approximately two years.
According to company press release, the location on the Ohio River provides the company with significant transportation and logistics advantages. The strategic location of the mill will help Nucor to serve customers in two largest sheet consuming regions-the Midwest and Northeast.
The new sheet mill will be constructed at a cost of around $2.7 billion and will have capacity to produce 3 million tonnes of steel every year. Upon reaching full operation, the plant will generate nearly 800 full-time jobs. The mill will feature a 76-inch tandem cold mill and two galvanizing lines- a high-end automotive line and a construction-grade line. The mill will have significantly lower carbon footprint, compared to its competitors.
Leon Topalian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nucor Corporation said that the company is thrilled to make significant investment and enhance its presence in the West Virginia region. The mill will position West Virginia as a leader in clean steel production, he added.