Nucor plans $290M expansion of Crawfordsville steel plant

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North Carolina-based Nucor Corp. says it plans to invest $290 million to expand production at its Crawfordsville steel sheet mill and create 80 jobs.

The steel fabricator says it will add a construction grade continuous galvanizing line and a pre-paint line. The mill produces flat-rolled steel for automotive, appliance, construction, and other industrial and consumer applications.

The construction grade continuous galvanizing line will have a capacity of 300,000 tons per year.

“Investing in Nucor Steel Indiana will allow us to grow our profitability in the Midwest construction region and expand Nucor’s pre-paint footprint,” said Rex Query, Nucor’s executive vice president of sheet and tubular products. “This investment is part of our strategy to grow our core steel businesses and expand our portfolio of value-added products.”

Nucor says it is seeking state and local incentives for the project. It projects it will need two years to complete pending permitting and regulatory approvals.

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