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Nucor to Invest US$200M in South Carolina Mill 

8/30/2022 - Nucor Corp. is planning a US$200 million modernization of its Berkeley sheet and beam mill in South Carolina, the company said on Tuesday. 

Nucor said the work will take place over five years and will include installation of its own air separation unit, which will be operated by Nucor subsidiary UIG LLC. 

“This project will allow Nucor through UIG to produce and supply all the gases needed for the steel mill from the new Nucor-owned facility, both now and into the future,” the company said. The mill’s gas needs are currently met through a long-term supply agreement. 

“Nucor acquired UIG in 2019 so that we would have the capability to build and operate our own air separation units, giving us an alternative to long-term service contracts with outside providers,” said Mike Lee, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel–Berkeley.