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Nucor Fastener to expand with acquisition of coil processing facility in Shelbyville

The City of Shelbyville has confirmed that Nucor Fastener will expand operations into the former NSCI facility on N. Michigan Road.

The North Carolina-based steel products maker Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) has acquired the state-of-the-art coil processing facility in Shelbyville.

In addition to coil processing, Nucor will expand its fastener manufacturing capabilities by installing bolt making equipment at the Shelbyville facility.

Nucor expects to employ approximately 70 individuals once the expansion reaches full capacity.

“We are excited to grow our Fastener Division with the acquisition of these assets,” said Joey Loosle, general manager of Nucor Fastener, in an Inside Indiana Business article. “Adding bolt making capability to the Shelbyville facility will help expand our offerings to the automotive, heavy truck, industrial/MRO and structural fastener markets. Nucor Fastener is already a leader in steel fasteners and this expansion will further enhance that position.”

By recycling steel in electric arc furnaces, Nucor is among the cleanest steel producers in the world, according to a media release, with greenhouse gas emissions that are one-third of the global steelmaking average and nearly one-fifth of the average blast furnace steel producer. Nucor’s Fastener Products are made with 97% recycled content, which is far more sustainable than fasteners produced from blast furnace steel made overseas.

Nucor Fastener is a division of Nucor Corporation. Located in St. Joe, Indiana, Nucor Fastener has been operating since 1986 and employs approximately 240 teammates. Nucor Fastener produces alloy steel hex head cap screws, heavy hex bolts and nuts, and Tru-Tension assemblies.  Nucor Fasteners are used in a broad range of markets, including automotive, machine tool, farm implement, construction and military applications.

The Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading Wire Indiana Inc. (NSCI) in Shelbyville closed in March.