Leading US’s steel maker Steel Dynamics has announced the selection of Columbus in Mississippi, as the location for the company’s previously announced Greenfield state-of-the-art, recycled aluminum flat rolled mill. Final site determination is subject to the anticipated receipt of necessary permits and continued state and local government support. The Columbus, Mississippi location brings numerous advantages, including: Sufficient acreage to allow strategic customers to co-locate on our site, providing a baseload volume opportunity for our aluminum mill, while providing customers with shorter lead times, logistics savings and meaningful working capital savings Synergies related to the close proximity of our Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division A talented workforce that is driven by our unique entrepreneurial, performance-based culture Excellent logistics provided by on-site access to a class I railroad, proximity to the major US highway systems, and access to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway; Existing, mature, and dependable natural gas, water sources, and access to ample renewable power The planned USD 1.9 billion aluminum flat rolled mill is designed to have an annual production capacity of 650,000 tonnes of finished products, serving the sustainable beverage packaging, automotive, and common alloy industrial sectors. The product offering will be supported by various value-added finishing lines, including CASH (continuous annealing solutions heat treating) lines, continuous coating, and various slitting and packaging operations. The rolling mill is currently expected to begin operations in mid-2025. The company’s focus on decarbonization will also be applied to this aluminum operation, including plans to use a significant amount of pre- and post-consumer aluminum scrap in its production process, supported by the company’s metals recycling platform, which is the largest nonferrous metals recycler in North America.