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Nucor to Upgrade Bar Mill at Norfolk

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Nucor Corp., Charlotte, will upgrade its engineered bar mill in Nebraska to better serve the automotive market and meet customers’ needs for higher quality products. The modernization project will include a new reheat furnace, new intermediate mill, and coil inspection and trimming station.

The $58 million investment project in Norfolk is expected to be completed and operational in the fourth quarter of 2022.

"The upgrades we are making to our engineered bar mill in Nebraska are part of our efforts to continue to grow the number of tons we sell to the automotive market," said Leon Topalian, president and CEO of Nucor Corporation. "This investment is part of our greater commercial strategy to align our product mix with current and future demand of our customers and will reinforce Nucor as a leader in engineered bar and rod."

When completed, these upgrades will enhance Nucor Steel Nebraska's ability to produce engineered bar and coil products with improved surface quality and reduced decarburization, which are required to meet high-end engineered bar automotive applications. This investment will further diversify the products supplied from Nucor Steel Nebraska. Additionally, executives say the project will further the company’s commitment to safety by allowing Nucor employees to do their work away from the rolling process.