Nucor to break ground on $290M expansion
North Carolina-based Nucor Corp. will break ground Friday on a $290 million expansion of its steel sheet mill in Crawfordsville. The company says in addition to growing production capabilities, the expansion will create 80 full-time jobs.
Plans for the expansion were first detailed in February 2022. Nucor plans to add a construction grade galvanizing line that will have a capacity of 300,000 tons of steel per year, as well as a pre-paint line that will have an annual capacity of 250,000 tons.
The Crawfordsville mill produces flat-rolled steel for automotive, appliance, construction, and other industrial and consumer applications.
When the project was first announced, Nucor Executive Vice President of Sheet and Tubular Products Rex Query said the expansion will allow the company to grow its profitability in the Midwest and expand its pre-paint footprint.
Gov. Eric Holcomb will join local officials and Nucor executives for the groundbreaking ceremony, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday.