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Commercial Metals Co. will build its third micro mill in Mesa, Arizona. It will be the first in the world to produce merchant bar quality (MBQ) products through a continuous production process. The new $300 million mill will replace higher cost rebar capacity and allow CMC to more efficiently meet West Coast demand for rebar and MBQ products. Commissioning of the 500,000-tons-per-year mill is slated for early 2023. Danieli S.p.A. will build the power supply systems connecting the new mill to CMC’s existing, adjacent melt shop in Mesa.
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Gerdau to install solar power plant
174 Power Global, Irvine, California, and Gerdau Long Steel North America have signed a 20-year agreement to develop the 80-megawatt Gerdau Solar project, located adjacent to Gerdau’s steel mill in Midlothian, Texas. The installation will comprise more than 231,000 solar panels spanning 700-plus acres. The behind-the-meter system will provide power directly to the Midlothian mill, lowering cost and energy consumption. The project is expected to consume Gerdau’s solar beam pilings.
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Tubing manufacturer to build fourth factory
Phillips Tube Group, a welded steel tube manufacturer, will build an $8.2 million factory in Richmond, Indiana. The investment is meant to solidify Philips Tube Group as a select manufacturer of corrosion-resistant steel tube for automotive, RV, HVAC and appliance customers. Phillips specializes in fabrication-ready tubing, including smalldiameter tubing with special coatings and surface modifi cations to withstand extreme conditions. Richmond will be the company’s fourth manufacturing operation.
Processor orders new roller-leveler
NSPS, which is building a massive steel processing center in Houston, ordered a G3DC cassette-style precision roller-leveler with AutoSync drive and roll cleaning system from Machine Concepts, Minster, Ohio. The 72-inch-wide, 5-high roller-leveler will process hot-rolled, hot-rolled pickled & oiled, cold-rolled, galvanized and repainted carbon steel and stainless steel from 0.015 inch to 0.140 inch thick, at speeds as high as 400 fpm.
Steel Dynamics acquires recycling company
Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana, closed on its acquisition of Zimmer S.A. de C.V. as part of its raw material procurement strategy to support its new flat-roll steel mill in Sinton, Texas, which should start up next summer. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, Zimmer operates six scrap processing facilities positioned near high-volume industrial scrap sources located throughout Central and Northern Mexico. The company processes ferrous and nonferrous materials.