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Nucor Steel Memphis has announced plans to build a new, 23,000-square-foot facility. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and EDGE president and CEO, Reid Dulberger joined Nucor representatives for the announcement. The facility will house new heat-treating equipment.

“The new heat treat facility will improve the quality and properties of heat-treated steel we currently produce for our customers,” Dave Smith, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Memphis said in a company statement. “We are excited to be able to make this additional investment in our Nucor team, facility and the Memphis community.”

The new heat treatment facility will be built at Nucor’s existing plant in Pidgeon Industrial Park.

Company controller, Ben Haviland said the expansion likely won’t mean new jobs but it will continue to solidify the more than 470 jobs that Nucor currently has, by expanding its capacity to produce value-added products for its customers.

Nucor Steel Memphis has been in Memphis for 12 years at Pidgeon Industrial Park and it currently employs more than 470 people.

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