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Washington state eyed for Nucor's new rebar micro-mill

Written by Ethan Bernard

The city of Quincy in Grant County, Wash., is being considered among possible locations for Nucor’s proposed rebar micro-mill in the Pacific Northwest, according to a local report.

Quincy is ~160 miles east of Seattle, with a population of ~8,000 people.

Grant County Commissioner Cindy Carter told Source One News that Quincy is under consideration. However, she noted the decision is still “speculative,” and an answer is expected within the next few months.

When asked about this information, a Nucor spokeswoman told SMU: “We continue to evaluate a number of potential sites in the Pacific Northwest for our latest rebar micro-mill.”

“A final location for the new mill has not been selected yet,” she added.

The spokeswoman noted that earlier this year, Nucor’s board of directors approved $860 million in capital spending to build the new 650,000-ton rebar micro-mill.

Further, she said that the area’s population growth, “along with the increase in US infrastructure investments, is expected to continue to drive rebar demand in the region.”

A call to Commissioner Carter’s office was not returned by time of publication.

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