Steel Manufacturer Expands South Carolina Bar Mill

A North American steel manufacturer recently made an investment with intent to expand its services at its South Carolina bar mill.

Nucor Corporation announced plans to add vacuum degassing to its engineered bar services at its bar mill in Darlington, South Carolina. Nucor hopes that by providing this service the mill will be better equipped to produce engineered bar products according to high-quality specifications in the industry. The vacuum degassing system is expected to begin operating in late 2020.

John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO, and President of Nucor Corporation

“This strategic investment complements our existing bar mills that primarily produce engineered bar products in Norfolk, Nebraska, Memphis, Tennessee, and Wallingford, Connecticut. It will position us to better serve our customers in the Southeastern United States and support the growing demand in the region for higher quality automotive and other specialty steel applications,” said John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO, and President of Nucor.

Nucor Steel South Carolina, the first steel mill Nucor built, now employs more than 450 teammates and will recognize its 50th anniversary this summer at the Darlington facility.

Producing steel by means of melting recycled scrap in an electric arc furnace (“EAF”), the mill influenced the way steel is now made in the United States. Today, Nucor estimates that approximately 70 percent of the steel made in this country is produced using EAFs.

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