Nucor to build $2.7bn sheet mill in Mason County, West Virginia


Corporation has selected Mason County in for its nearly $2.7 billion worth new sheet mill that will produce three million tons of steel per annum.

According to the American steel production company, the location on the Ohio River offers it key advantages in transportation and logistics. Apart from that, the location is said to give a stronger ability to cater to customers across the Midwest and Northeast.

The new sheet mill in West Virginia, once fully operational, will employ nearly 800 people in full-time roles.

Leon Topalian — President and CEO of said: “Following a thorough process to determine the right location for our state-of-the-art, greenfield sheet mill, we are thrilled to make this significant investment in and enhance our presence in this important region.

“Our new sheet mill in Mason County will have unmatched capabilities that will enable the continued expansion of high-quality, low carbon steels, building on our industry-leading offerings. We are pleased to create hundreds of new, high-paying jobs, and position West Virginia as a leader in clean steel production.”

Nucor to build $2.7bn sheet mill in Mason County, West Virginia

to build $2.7bn sheet mill in Mason County, West Virginia. Photo courtesy of Nucor.

The new sheet mill is expected to manufacture 84inch sheet products. It will have a 76inch tandem cold mill as well as a couple of galvanizing lines.

According to Nucor, galvanizing capabilities at the sheet mill will include an advanced high-end automotive line for full inspection and a construction-grade line.

Pending permit and regulatory approvals, the steel production company expects construction to take a couple of years.

said that it is also considering additional sites in Northern West Virginia for a transload and processing facility.

John Farris — Steel West Virginia Vice President and General Manager said: “We look forward to breaking ground in Mason County and partnering with colleges and universities on workforce development programs, supporting veterans’ organizations and local food pantries, and working with opioid recovery programs that will provide meaningful pathways to jobs.”

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