Nucor ranked as America's largest steel producer

RP news wires, Noria Corporation

No company produces more steel in the United States than Nucor Corporation, according to rankings published in the May 2008 issue of American Metal Market.

The rankings by the magazine, its first in recent years, track which company produces the most steel on American soil. Nucor topped the list with more than 22 million tons. U.S. Steel was second with 16.8 million tons. ArcelorMittal USA Inc. was third.

"The American Metal Market rankings highlight Nucor's commitment to the American worker and our investment in domestic production capacity," said Daniel R. DiMicco, Nucor president and chief executive officer. "At a time when more and more manufacturing jobs are moving overseas, Nucor's approach is to partner with our employees to make our company the safest, highest quality, lowest cost, most productive and most profitable steel company in the world."

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Nucor operates 53 facilities throughout the United States and one plant in Point Lisas, Trinidad. The company also has other operations through wholly owned subsidiaries, Harris Steel and the David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).

Nucor's U.S. mills are in Darlington, S.C.; Norfolk, Neb.; Jewett, Texas; Plymouth, Utah; Auburn, N.Y.; Birmingham, Ala.; Kankakee, Ill.; Jackson, Miss.; Seattle, Wash.; Marion, Ohio; Wallingford, Conn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Crawfordsville, Ind.; Hickman, Ark.; Berkeley County, S.C.; Decatur, Ala.; Blytheville, Ark.; Hertford County, N.C.; and Tuscaloosa, Ala. The company has steel products, finishing, building products, fastener, wire and other operations in Florence, S.C.; Norfolk, Neb.; Fort Payne, Ala.; Grapeland, Texas, St. Joe, Ind.; Brigham City, Utah; Chemung, N.Y.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Fontana, Calif.; Antioch, Calif.; Darlington, S.C.; Oak Creek, Wisc.; Maryville, Mo.; Waterloo, Ind.; Swansea, S.C.; Terrell, Texas; Eufaula, Ala.; Carson City, Nev.; El Paso, Ill.; LaCrosse, Va.; Lathrop, Calif.; Portland, Tenn.; Starkville, Miss.; Wallingford, Conn.; New Salem, Pa.; Denton, Texas; and Dallas, Ga.

Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, including carbon and alloy steel – in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through DJJ, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and non-ferrous scrap. Nucor is North America's largest recycler.

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