Steel Producer to Open Shelbyville Plant

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Officials broke ground on the project more than two years ago. Officials broke ground on the project more than two years ago.
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Governor Eric Holcomb will Wednesday join executives from Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading Wire Indiana Inc. to cut the ribbon on the company's 150,000-square-foot facility in Shelbyville. The $50 million project is expected to create up to 70 jobs by 2021.

The facility was first announced in June 2016 before Holcomb took office. The company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp., who said at the groundbreaking ceremony it had selected Shelbyville for its central location, established manufacturing industry and skilled workforce.

The new plant is the company's first in the U.S. for its bar & wire rod unit. NSCI has already hired 37 full-time employees for the facility.

With the grand opening ceremony, the facility will mark NSSMC's sixth investment in Indiana. The company has facilities for its other subsidiaries throughout the state, including Seymour, New Carlisle, and South Bend.

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