Successful Start-Up Of Direct Reduced Iron Facility At Nucor Steel Louisiana

 Successful Start-Up Of Direct Reduced Iron Facility At Nucor Steel Louisiana

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE)
announced the successful start-up of production at our direct reduced iron
(DRI) facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Production of DRI began on
Tuesday, December 24, and has continued at planned ramp-up levels since that
time. The quality of material being produced in terms of both metallization
and carbon content has improved very quickly. Within the first 24 hours of
operation, output quality began matching the best-in-class levels we routinely
achieve at our DRI plant that has been operating in Trinidad since 2006.

"We are very pleased to announce this important step in executing our raw
materials strategy," said John Ferriola, Nucor's President and CEO. "I want
to personally thank our team in St. James Parish for their commitment and
perseverance working right through the holiday season in achieving this
important success."

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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