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Nucor Ceasing Production at Longview

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Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., will cease production at Nucor Steel Longview as part of a reorganization of its plate group. Acquired by Nucor in 2016, the 100,000-ton capacity mill in Texas produces heavy steel plate.

The assets at Longview will be evaluated and deployed across Nucor's mills where appropriate. All Nucor employees at Longview will be offered opportunities at other divisions.

"I'd like to thank our teammates at Nucor Steel Longview for their outstanding performance and achievements during the past several years. My hope is that all our teammates will choose to remain a part of our Nucor family and accept positions at other Nucor divisions," said Al Behr, executive vice president for plate and structural products.

Nucor expects the phaseout of production to occur in the third quarter. Production will be transferred to Nucor's remaining plate mills, including its new mill in Brandenburg, Ky., which began operating earlier this year. The Brandenburg mill will ultimately produce discrete, coiled and heat-treated plate ranging from 60 to 168 inches wide, and in gauges from 3/16 of an inch to 14 inches.

With its discrete plate mill in Hertford County, N.C., cut-to-length and discrete mill in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the recent addition of the Brandenburg mill, Nucor's plate group is well-positioned to serve the market with reliable, high-quality, sustainable steel plate products, the company said.

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