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Nucor Plans Decatur, Alabama, Advanced Manufacturing Plant

American steel producer Nucor Corp. plans to open an advanced manufacturing facility in Decatur, Alabama. The $125 million project is expected to create 200 jobs.

The new business unit, Nucor Towers & Structures, will produce transmission towers and be located adjacent to the Nucor Steel Decatur sheet steel mill.

“We are very excited to be building this new tower production plant in Alabama, where Nucor has a long history and presence throughout the state,” said Leon Topalian, chair, president and CEO of Nucor Corp. “As America’s most diverse industrial manufacturer of steel products, we will be able to efficiently supply this new plant, helping to ensure that our nation’s critical energy and digital infrastructure is built with the cleanest, most sustainable steel in the world,” he added.

Several factors are driving increased demand for utility infrastructure, including grid hardening, renewable energy projects, building a nationwide network of EV chargers, natural disasters and replacements, and population growth, according to company officials.

“Nucor Corp. has a long-standing manufacturing presence in Alabama, and it’s great to see the new Nucor Towers & Structures business unit commence operations in Decatur,” noted Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “Over the years, we’ve developed a strong partnership with Nucor, and I look forward to seeing our relationship expand with this new venture.”

Nucor Corporation is an American producer of steel and related products based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company is the largest steel producer in the U.S., the largest "mini-mill" steelmaker, and the biggest recycler of scrap in North America.

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