Nucor Corporation announces $425 million expansion in Berkeley County SC

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Steel and steel products manufacturer Nucor Corporation has announced plans to expand operations in Berkeley County, with a $425 million investment.

Since 1905, Nucor Corporation has manufactured a variety of products including carbon and alloy steel, hollow structural tubing, electrical conduit and precision castings. The company’s products serve the agriculture, automotive and energy industries along with several others.

“We would like to thank the state of South Carolina, Berkeley County and Santee Cooper for their support on this project. We are excited to further expand the capabilities of Nucor Steel Berkeley to better serve our customers,” said Nucor Steel Berkeley Vice President and General Manager Mike Lee.

Located at 1455 Old Hagan Ave. in Huger, Nucor Corporation’s latest expansion at the Berkeley facility will include the addition of a galvanizing line that will expand the manufacturing of corrosion-resistant products.

The expansion is expected to be complete in mid-2025.

The state’s coordinating council for economic development has approved job development credits related to this project. The council also approved a $400,000 Set-Aside grant to Berkeley County to assist with costs of site preparation.

“Only a month after announcing an expansion at the facility, Nucor Corporation is once again growing its Berkeley County operation. We applaud Nucor Corporation for its commitment to our state and our citizens and look forward to many more years of our strong partnership,” said SC Governor Henry McMaster.

Last month, Nucor Corporation announced a separate investment to modernize its Berkeley facility.

“Anytime a long-time existing industry commits to an expansion, that’s positive proof that a lot of people are doing things right,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb.

“Nucor Corporation produces high-quality products, and Berkeley County has been proud to supply them with an outstanding workforce — and we look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.”

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