A North Carolina steelmaker will build a $2.7 billion mill in West Virginia, creating an estimated 800 manufacturing jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday.
The Republican governor called the location of Nucor Corp.’s plant in Mason County the largest investment in the state’s history.
“Nucor’s brand new facility is going to be a key part of West Virginia’s DNA long into the future,” Justice said in a statement. “It’s going to change lives by bringing hundreds of great-paying jobs to Mason County, and the economic ripple effects will bring even more goodness to our state.”