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Nucor to Add Galvanizing Line at Arkansas Sheet Mill

Written by Sandy Williams

Nucor Corp. announced it will build a new $240 million galvanizing line at its Arkansas sheet mill as part of its strategy to diversify its strategic end-market applications. The new line will have an annual capacity of approximately 500,000 tons and is expected to be operational in the first half of 2021.

The galvanizing line complements the $230 million specialty cold mill complex that is currently under way at Nucor Steel Arkansas. The projects will add to Nucor’s long-term profitable growth and serve its automotive and value-added customers, the company said.

“At Nucor Steel Arkansas, we are building one of the most modern and efficient steel mills in the world,” said John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO and President of Nucor. “This new galvanizing line, coupled with our new specialty cold mill complex, will allow us to efficiently produce products beyond the capability of any North American mill, and to have the flexibility to meet current and future demand for advanced high-strength steel products.”

Nucor is evaluating adding additional galvanizing lines at its other sheet mill locations. 

“We are positioning ourselves to become a major supplier to the growing galvanized market in the U.S.,” said Mary Emily Slate, Vice President and General Manager, Nucor Steel Arkansas.

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