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Nucor breaks ground on new Berkeley galv line

Written by Laura Miller

Nucor broke ground on a new galvanizing line at its Nucor Steel Berkeley sheet mill in Huger, S.C., on Thursday, May 2.

The groundbreaking “marks a significant milestone in our growth trajectory, enhancing our capabilities and solidifying our commitment to the local community. This expansion will also bolster our presence in key sectors like automotive and consumer durables,” the Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker said in a LinkedIn post on Thursday.

Primetals Technologies is supplying the automotive-grade continuous galvanizing line (CGL), which will have an annual capacity of 500,000 short tons (st) and be able to produce products up to 72 inches wide.

When Nucor announced the $425-million expansion project in 2022, it planned to start the new line in mid-2025.

Earlier in 2022, Nucor also said it would inject $200 million over five years to modernize the Berkeley facility, including adding an air separation unit. The mill operates two EAFs with a total capacity of ~2.6 million st.

A Nucor spokesperson had not responded to a request for comment by the time of this story’s publication.

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