Commercial Metals Company and its subsidiaries that manufacture, recycle and market steel, metal products and related materials, started construction on CMC's second technologically advanced micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma.
CMC's innovative micro mill technology uses a continuous-continuous manufacturing process that melts, casts and rolls steel from a single uninterrupted strand, producing higher yields and lower energy consumption than the traditional minimill process. The Oklahoma micro mill is expected to create approximately 300 jobs in the Durant area and be commissioned in the fall of 2017.
Joe Alvarado, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of CMC, said, "This event marks another historic day for CMC, theState of Oklahoma, and the City of Durant. We believe the addition of a second micro mill to CMC's portfolio of highly efficient and customer focused production facilities will open new market opportunities and enhance CMC's position as a leading supplier of long products in the U.S. market. Today would not have been possible without the support of the State of Oklahoma and the City of Durant and we look forward to many years of a very successful relationship."
"This groundbreaking represents how local, state and tribal partnerships can bring together various entities to achieve great things for the State of Oklahoma," said Governor Mary Fallin. "Not only will this mill produce high quality steel products that can be used by many Oklahoma industries, it will bring quality jobs to the Durant area, providing great opportunities for Oklahomans and further diversifying our economy."