Nucor Corp. will build its new state-of-the-art sheet mill in Mason County, West Virginia. The West Virginia location on the Ohio River provides Nucor with important transportation and logistics advantages, and a strengthened ability to serve customers in the Midwest and Northeast, the two largest sheet consuming regions in the U.S. When fully operational, the new mill will employ approximately 800 full-time teammates.

“Following a thorough process to determine the right location for our state-of-the-art, greenfield sheet mill, we are thrilled to make this significant investment in West Virginia and enhance our presence in this important region,” President and CEO Leon Topalian said. “Our new sheet mill in Mason County will have unmatched capabilities that will enable the continued expansion of high-quality, low carbon steels, building on our industry-leading offerings.”

As previously announced, the new sheet mill is expected to cost approximately $2.7 billion and have the capacity to produce 3 million tons of steel annually. The new mill will be equipped to produce 84-in. sheet products, and among other features, will include a 76-in. tandem cold mill and two galvanizing lines.

Construction is expected to take two years pending permit and regulatory approvals. Additional sites in Northern West Virginia are also under consideration for a transload and processing facility.