Nucor to invest $125 million in Decatur facility

The facility will produce transmission towers and create 200 jobs

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Nucor Corp. will open a $125 million advanced manufacturing facility in Decatur, creating 200 full-time jobs, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today.

A new business unit, Nucor Towers & Structures, will build transmission towers at the new facility.

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor also has a significant presence in Alabama. It established Nucor Towers & Structures after its 2022 acquisition of Summit Utility Structures and Sovereign Steel Manufacturing.

“We are very excited to be building this new tower production plant in Alabama, where Nucor has a long history and presence throughout the state,” said Leon Topalian, chair, president and CEO of Nucor Corp. “As America’s most diverse industrial manufacturer of steel products, we will be able to efficiently supply this new plant, helping to ensure that our nation’s critical energy and digital infrastructure is built with the cleanest, most sustainable steel in the world.”

Nucor facilities in Alabama produce steel, tubular products, joists and decking and metal buildings, with locations in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Fort Payne, Eufaula and Decatur.

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 The company’s capital investment in Decatur includes land improvements, construction of a new building and manufacturing equipment. The new plant will be located adjacent to the Nucor Steel Decatur sheet steel mill.

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