DRI helps Nucor drive into auto: Ferriola
May 14, 2014 | 11:46 AM
| Michael Cowden
LIVONIA, Mich. Nucor Corp. is producing exposed automotive steels thanks in part to its direct-reduced iron (DRI) facility in St. James Parish, La., the companys top executive said.
"Its steel on vehicles on the roads today. It seems that were having trouble getting that point across because I think people are shocked that an (electric-arc furnace) can actually do that," said John J. Ferriola, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker.
Citing confidentiality agreements, Ferriola declined to say which vehicles might use Nucors exposed automotive steels. "But I can tell you, youll pass them every day," he said.....
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