Nucor to build wire rod mill at Darlington plant

Apr 11, 2012 | 03:28 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Nucor, rod mill, Darlington, merchant bar, special bar quality, Rex Query, corinna petry

CHICAGO — Nucor Corp. will construct a wire rod mill as part of the $120-million expansion at its Darlington, S.C., steel works, Rex Query, vice president and general manager at the Darlington plant, told AMM.

The company expects to start up the new mill during the third quarter of 2013, targeting the Southeast market, he said.

The new rod mill will consist of a four-stand pre-finishing block, an eight-stand rod block and a four-stand sizing block. The sizing block is needed "so we can achieve the high tolerances," Query said, noting that the new mill is a custom configuration.....

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