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Nucor Starts Galvanizing Line at Joint Venture in Mexico

Written by Sandy Williams

Nucor-JFE Steel Mexico began production at its continuous galvanizing line in Silao, Guanajuato, this week. The facility will produce hot-dip galvanized sheet steel for the automotive market.

Nucor JFEWith an annual production capacity of 400,000 tons, Nucor-JFE Steel can produce sheet thickness from 0.4 mm to 2.6 mm and widths of 800 mm to 1,850 mm. The company has begun trial production and will move towards full-scale sales and production once customer approvals have been obtained.

“We are excited to expand our presence in Mexico and to use our local sales network to increase our sales into this important automotive market,” said Leon Topalian, president and CEO of Nucor. “We are proud to partner with JFE Steel Corporation of Japan and to benefit from their experience as a premier supplier of high-quality products to the automotive industry.”

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