Nucor mulls updates at Alabama plate, coil mill

May 28, 2014 | 05:29 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Nucor, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Ala., air permit, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, ADEM, Ryan Cowart heat-treat

CHICAGO — Nucor Corp. may be considering changes to its plate and coil mill in Tuscaloosa, Ala., including the addition of a heat-treat process, according to documents filed with state officials and an environmental engineer.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker also is looking to boost direct-reduced iron (DRI) usage at the plant as well as add a second meltshop baghouse and two emergency generators, a public notice from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) indicates. Public comment on the proposed changes is due by June 20.....

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