Toledo Blade reported that the USD 700 million addition aims to increase annual hot-rolled coil production by 850,000 tonnes & new plants include a third electric arc furnace, a second slab caster and a new shuttle facility at North Star BlueScope Steel at Delta in Ohio in US. The expansion will boost the plant’s hot-rolled steel coil production capacity to just over 2 million tonnesOhio’s Lt Governor Mr Jon Husted visited North Star BlueScope Steel at Delta on 10 May 2022 to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility's expansion. Later, he tweeted “The expansion further solidifies our state. We are the go-to state in the Midwest. We are the manufacturing hub of this nation."BlueScope’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Mark Vassella traveled to Delta from the company’s headquarters in Australia for the celebrations and called the BlueScope board’s 2019 decision to proceed with the expansion an incredible vote of faith and confidence in the team from North Star.The expansion also has prompted Messer Americas, the current supplier of purified oxygen to North Star for its steelmaking, to expand its onsite production with installation of a new super-cold air compressor there. The plant’s expansion also prompted FirstEnergy to spend about USD 2.5 million to upgrade parts of Toledo Edison’s power system feeding Fulton County to support the steel mill.Built as a joint venture by BHP Steel & North Star Steel Company, the Delta mill rolled its first steel in early 1997. BHP Steel was a unit of Australian mining company Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd, while North Star was a subsidiary of the Cargill conglomerate. BHP Billiton, a merger successor, spun off the mill as part of BlueScope Steel Ltd in 2002, and BlueScope bought out Cargill’s stake in the mill in 2015.