SBQ demand expands as auto rebounds: Nucor

Apr 20, 2012 | 01:50 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Nucor, SBQ, John Ferriola, automotive, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Nucor Corp.’s special bar quality (SBQ) operations continue to benefit from improving demand in a number of key end-use segments, particularly the booming automotive industry, executives said this past week.

"Our SBQ business is capitalizing on strength in the automotive, energy, agricultural and heavy-equipment markets," president and chief operating officer John J. Ferriola told investors Thursday, noting that Nucor has already started work on a $290-million initiative to raise SBQ and wire-rod capacity by 1 million tons at....

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