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Nucor-Yamato Steel to add $75 million process to Blytheville mill

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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Nucor Corporation announced Friday it will install a $75 million quench and self-tempering process at its Nucor-Yamato Steel Company mill in Blytheville.

The process, once completed, will give NYS the ability to produce “high strength, low-alloy grade chemistry” steel sections that will provide “excellent weldability while achieving good toughness at low temperatures,” according to a news release.

The project is expected to be commission during the second half of 2016.

Governor Asa Hutchinson joined Nucor Chairman, CEO and President John Ferriola to make the announcement.

“We are excited that Nucor is making this significant investment here in Arkansas,” said Gov. Hutchinson. “Nucor has been an important part of Arkansas’s economy for almost three decades and this investment shows their continued commitment to our state.”

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