NEW YORK Nucor
Corp.s Jewett, Texas, mill is not accepting any material
except shredded scrap until the end of the week due to
structural damage under its furnace, sources confirmed.
The mill likely will
start accepting other material again by the end of the
The Jewett facility
shipped material out as recently as Tuesday morning, and one
source outside the company said Jewett would continue shipping
steel despite the furnace outage.
maintenance thing," the source said. "For melting right now
they could be down a few hours or a few days, but as far as
rolling they have enough billets to keep rolling through the
end of the week."
The Jewett mill
produces steel angles, channels, flats, reinforcing bar,
rounds, special sections and squares, and has a total bar mill
capacity of about 1.1 million tons per year, according to the
Association for Iron and Steel Technologys directory of
U.S. iron and steel plants.
Nucor couldnt be reached for comment.
Editor's Note: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version
of this story misidentified the grades of scrap being