Nucor, SDI court higher-end players

Jan 29, 2014 | 04:50 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  special bar quality, expansion projects, SBQ, Nucor, John Ferriola, James Darsey, Steel Dynamics, SDI Mark Millett

CHICAGO — The nation’s two largest mini-mill operators, Nucor Corp. and Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), are touting their efforts to woo and satisfy higher-end customers with expanded production and sales of special bar quality (SBQ) products for use in tough applications.

"During the fourth quarter, our bar mill group achieved major progress in growing Nucor’s participation in higher-margin SBQ products. Expanded SBQ product breadth will support profitable growth for Nucor in energy, automotive, heavy equipment and other markets," chairman, president and chief executive officer John J. Ferriola said during a Jan. 28 earnings conference call.....

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