Nucor Corp. will grow its Blytheville steel mill with a $115 million production expansion.
The project was announced Tuesday (June 26) by Nucor-Yamato Steel Company, a joint venture between Nucor and Yamato Kogyo Co. Ltd. The major expansion will add production of hot rolled sheet piling to Nucor's Blytheville steel mill.
Sheet and H-piling products are used in marine construction, bridge and highway construction, heavy civil construction, storm protection, underground commercial parking and environment containment projects in the infrastructure and construction industry.
The Blytheville addition should be completed in early 2014, according to company officials.
“The United States is a country that inno
vates, makes and builds things. This investment enhances Nucor-Yamato Steel's ability to make innovative, cost effective sheet piling designs,” said Daniel R. DiMicco, Nucor's Chairman and CEO. “American-made piling products are key to our country's investments in infrastructure and creating jobs.”
“This project also supports our strategy of investing in current operations to build on our synergies in the piling and foundation market serviced by our recent Skyline Steel LLC acquisition, as well as our existing Harris Rebar business. These investments not only enhance our steel industry leadership status, but most importantly, position Nucor to meet the growing demands of our customers,” DiMicco added.