Can Nucor Forge Ahead And Keep Its Edge?

Last summer, while the entire steel industry was wondering whether Nucor Corp. would make its next move east or west, F. Kenneth Iverson fooled everyone. He went south--to Trinidad, where he celebrated to the rhythm of steel drums. The occasion was what locally is called a "ground-blessing" for Nucor's latest venture, a $70 million iron-carbide plant.

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