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Big River Steel CEO John Correnti Dies

Written by John Packard

Big River Steel CEO John Correnti died this morning. He was found dead while on an out-of-town business trip.

John Correnti was the driving force behind Big River Steel, the new flat rolled mini-mill under construction in Arkansas. Prior to Big River Steel he oversaw the construction of the SeverCorr steel mill in Columbus, Mississippi which is now owned by Steel Dynamics.

He was the President of Nucor Steel from 1991 to 1996 and the company’s CEO from 1996 to 1999.

Last year, Steel Market Update attended the groundbreaking of the Big River Steel mini-mill. The mill is scheduled to begin production of steel from scrap beginning in second quarter 2016.

Mr. Correnti was well thought of in the steel industry community and will be missed for his passion, humor and drive.

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