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Nucor's Second Utility Tower Plant Will Be in Indiana

Nucor said Wednesday the location of its second utility structures production facility will be in Crawfordsville, Ind. 


The Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker said the new operation it’s building will be located next to the Nucor Steel Crawfordsville steel mill, and is expected to create 200 full-time jobs.

“With this second utility structure production facility, we are expanding our Towers and Structures business and positioning the company to meet the growing demand for utility infrastructure from renewable energy projects, EV (electric vehicle) charging network expansion, and grid hardening,” Leon Topalian, chair, president, and CEO of Nucor, said in a press release.

In 2022, Nucor formed its Nucor Towers & Structures business unit when it bought Summit Utility Structures LLC, a producer of metal poles and other steel structures for utility infrastructure.

Earlier this year, Nucor announced its plans to build the first facility in Decatur, Ala. The company previously said two new utility facilities would have a combined investment of $270 million.

The steelmaker noted that both the Indiana and Alabama facilities “will be highly automated, utilizing efficient straight-line production, and will also include advanced hot-dip galvanizing operations.”

Ethan Bernard,


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