CMC gets permits for Ariz. capacity increase

Nov 15, 2012 | 11:52 AM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  CMC, Carey Dubois, Arizona, rebar, micro mill, Dahlman Rose, Joseph Alvarado, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) has received permitting to increase capacity at its Arizona rebar micro-mill, according to a top executive.

“We did recently get the permits to expand that (mill),” Carey Dubois, vice president and treasurer, told participants at Dahlman Rose & Co.’s third annual Global Metals, Mining and Materials Conference in New York.

The company will not be installing new equipment, a company source told AMM, but it will be increasing productivity beyond the level initially permitted.
The Mesa, Ariz., mill has a nameplate capacity of about 300,000 tons, although it managed to produce 306,000 tons in fiscal 2012, Dubois said, declining to comment further on the higher productivity levels being targeted following the receipt of permits.....

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