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Nucor invests $1B in W.Va. mill so far, with more expected this year


One of the first things John Farris, vice president and general manager of North Carolina-based Nucor Corp., said during his opening remarks at the 2022 West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition in Charleston on Wednesday is that a new steel mill is really coming to Mason County.

“That is one of the most frequently asked questions I get,” he said. “Since our announcement of the site in Mason County in January, we have been working really hard to purchase the primary steelmaking equipment for the facility. That’s all been purchased, so now we’re committed to just under $1 billion worth of Nucor capital to the project, so hello, West Virginia. We are coming.”

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