Nucor plans a more than quarter-billion-dollar expansion in Tuscaloosa

Project will expand existing product lines and add a new one

Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa plans a $280 million expansion, according to the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority.

The project will expand current production lines and add a new product line to the company’s steel coil and plate offerings.

“The investment at the rolling mill at Tuscaloosa is important to keep our mill competitive in the global steel industry and open up new market opportunities for our team,” said Brian Phillippi, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa.

The expansion is expected to be fully operational by the summer of 2027.

“It’s great news that Nucor is making a significant re‐investment in its facility in Tuscaloosa because this commitment solidifies the site’s future and the high‐paying jobs of over 400 workers,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “This is an important win for the community and for the entire state.”

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The Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority, which does business as the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority, approved a tax abatement package as part of an investment by Nucor. The tax savings support the retention of more than 400 high-paying jobs at the Tuscaloosa County facility and the generation of new revenue for local vendors and state and local tax bases.

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