Nucor Cold Finish -- Nebraska Earns Recognition as a John Deere "Partner-level Supplier" and Supplier of the Year

Nucor Cold Finish -- Nebraska Earns Recognition as a John Deere "Partner-level
                      Supplier" and Supplier of the Year

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 4, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Cold Finish – Nebraska, a
division of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), has earned recognition as a
partner-level supplier for 2012 and was also named Enterprise Supply
Management Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence
Program. The partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier
rating. Nucor Cold Finish – Nebraska was selected for the honor in recognition
of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as
well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Nucor teammates will accept
the awards on March 5, 2013 at the annual Deere & Co. Achieving Excellence
Awards Banquet.

Nucor Cold Finish is a supplier of cold finish bars to John Deere's operation
in Moline, Illinois. This is their second Supplier of the Year award in three
years along with their sixth straight year at partner level.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated
annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost
management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of
responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to
provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous

John Ferriola, Nucor's Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, "To
receive the Supplier of the Year award twice in three years and achieve
partner-level status six years in a row is a testimony to the excellent
quality and consistency of our integrated cold finish bar supply chain.
Consistent, excellent quality builds long-term, value driven relationships
with our value appreciative customers. I want to congratulate and thank all
of our Nucor Nebraska teammates for their hard work and customer focus that
led to this honor."

Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating
facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon
and alloy steel -- in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel piling; steel joists
and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold
finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating and
expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph
Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI;
supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is
North America's largest recycler.

SOURCE Nucor Corporation

Contact: Nucor Executive Offices, +1-704-366-7000, or fax, +1-704-362-4208
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