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Steel Dynamics Plans Columbus, Mississippi, Aluminum Flat Rolled Mill

Steel Dynamics, Inc. will establish its greenfield state-of-the-art, aluminum flat rolled mill recycled aluminum flat rolled mill in Columbus, Mississippi. The $2.5 billion project is expected to create 1,000 jobs.

The mill is designed to have an annual production capacity of 650,000 tonnes of finished products, serving the sustainable beverage packaging, automotive, and common alloy industrial sectors.

"We are extremely excited to announce Columbus, Mississippi as the location for our new next-generation recycled aluminum flat rolled mill," said Mark D. Millett, Chairman, President, and CEO. "We are eager to expand our presence in Columbus, and we deeply value the warm welcome and support that we have received from the community.”

The Mississippi Legislature approved financial assistance for the project through the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority. The funds will be used for site acquisition and site preparation, infrastructure improvements and workforce training. Additionally, Lowndes County is providing land and public infrastructure.

“With this record-breaking investment, Steel Dynamics is creating 1,000 high-quality, blue-collar jobs that pay more than double the current average salary of Mississippi,” noted Governor Tate Reeves. “I want to thank Steel Dynamics, the Mississippi Legislature, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Joe Max Higgins and Golden Triangle Development LINK, and everyone involved in this project whose diligent work was instrumental in securing this tremendous economic development win for the people of our great state.”

Steel Dynamics is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States, and in Mexico. The company produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections and steel joists and deck.

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