Charlotte North Carolina headquartered Nucor Corporation announced that it will add a new melt shop at its bar mill in Kingman in Arizona. The new USD 100 million melt shops will have the capacity to produce 600,000 tons annually. Construction of the melt shop is expected to take two years pending permit and regulatory approvals. Nucor Steel Kingman is the ideal location for this project because it is a rolling mill that converts steel billets into coiled wire rod and rebar but lacks a melt shop. Nucor President & Chief Executive Officer Mr Leon Topalian said “This investment in a new melt shop at our Arizona bar mill is part of our strategy to grow our core steelmaking business and will help us maintain our market leadership position in steel bar production. Adding new melt shop capacity will help meet the growing demand for steel bar products in the Western region, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the US.”In September 2021, Nucor announced its intention to build a new melt shop at one of its existing bar mills in the Western United States. Nucor has 15 bar mills strategically located across the United States that manufacture a broad range of steel products, including concrete reinforcing bars, hot-rolled bars, rounds, light shapes, structural angles, channels, wire rod and highway products in carbon and alloy steels. Four of the bar mills have a significant focus on manufacturing special bar quality and wire rod products. Steel produced by Nucor bar mills serves numerous end markets. Nucor's bar steel production capacity is estimated at approximately 9.560 million tons per year.