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Nucor Expanding With Two New Galvanizing Lines

Written by Brett Linton

Nucor Corp. announced Wednesday plans to build two new galvanizing lines, with specific details for one line to be constructed at the Nucor Steel Berkeley sheet mill in Huger, S.C. The $425 million investment will create more than 50 full-time jobs, with an expected start-up date of mid-2025. Nucor said this expansion will provide more product capabilities and grow its participation in the automotive and consumer durables markets.

Nucor The two new lines will have the capacity to produce approximately 500,000 tons per year at widths up to 72-inches wide.

“These investments support our strategy of shifting our mix to higher margin value-added products and capitalizing on sustainability trends that are driving opportunities for Nucor,” said Leon Topalian, chair, president and CEO of Nucor. “The new Berkeley line will complement our recent galvanizing expansions at our Hickman and Gallatin operations and will be our eighth wholly-owned galvanizing line.”

The announcement of the project also stated that Nucor’s Board of Directors approved plans for a galvanizing line to be constructed in the western US, with details to be announced at a future date.

Last month, the Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker announced a five-year $200 million modernization project, including construction of a new air separation unit to supply industrial gases for the Huger facility.

Editors note: This article previously incorrectly stated that two galvanizing lines would be constructed at the Nucor Berkeley mill. A correction was added to state that one line will be added to the Berkeley mill and second line will be added to a western US location.

By Brett Linton,

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