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Nucor to add rebar fabrication to new North Carolina mill

Written by Laura Miller

Nucor plans to add a new rebar fabrication facility adjacent to its new micro-mill in North Carolina.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that Nucor Rebar Fabrication will invest more than $20 million in the fabrication plant.

It will be built next to Nucor’s new rebar micro-mill, currently under construction in Lexington, N.C., which will have an annual capacity of 430,000 short tons of rebar. Startup of the micro mill is slated for 2025.

“With the growth North Carolina and other southeastern states are experiencing, there is a need for additional rebar fabrication in the region to serve infrastructure and nonresidential construction projects,” commented John Hollatz, EVP of fabricated construction products for Nucor.

He said the company is happy to add the fabrication facility at the site of the new rebar mill, noting that, “Nucor has a history of making additional investments in communities where we make steel.”

Nucor Rebar Fabrication is receiving a $50,000 performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund to aid the expansion. These grant monies are not awarded upfront but will be paid once the company meets specific job creation and capital investment targets.

Nucor expects the facility to create 25 new jobs with an average annual wage of $65,000.

“Nucor’s decision illustrates its confidence in our state’s workforce, transportation infrastructure, and supportive business environment that makes North Carolina the best state to do business,” Governor Cooper said.

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