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CMC welcomed to Berkeley Co. by state, local officials for groundbreaking ceremony



FALLING WATERS — A groundbreaking ceremony for Commercial Metals Company (CMC) West Virginia, a next-generation electric arc furnace (EAF) micro mill in northern Berkeley County, was held Thursday morning.

Gov. Jim Justice traveled to the Eastern Panhandle to welcome CMC Chairman of the Board Barbara Smith and CMC staff personally. He was joined by state, county and local officials to celebrate the start of the project, which was budgeted to cost approximately $450 million in net incentives.

The site, located in Falling Waters, was selected by CMC in December 2022 to be the home of its fourth micro mill. A new facility will be constructed on the property, which once housed the DuPont Potomac River Works facility.

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