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BlueScope Eyes New U.S. Facility to Serve Construction Sector

Written by David Schollaert

(Editor’s note: This article corrects an earlier version that inaccurately reported the company is planning a new EAF, rather than just a paint line.)

BlueScope Steel Ltd. is looking to build a new facility in the eastern U.S., the company said during its recent investor webcast.

prepainted coilMark Vassella, CEO of Melbourne, Australia-based steelmaker, said the new facility would support BlueScope’s painted and coated steel products, part of its Buildings North America business unit.

The company’s pursuit of downstream opportunities would be separate from BlueScope’s North Star EAF mill expansion nearing completion in Delta, Ohio.

The possible new investment would be a greenfield location, focusing on a paint line, a company spokesperson told SMU.

By David Schollaert,


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