Nucor to Acquire Cold Finish Facilities in Missouri and Mexico
11 August 2017
Nucor Corporation announced today that it has agreed to acquire St. Louis Cold Drawn, Inc., a manufacturer of cold drawn rounds, hexagons, squares, and special sections that mainly serve the U.S. and Mexican automotive and industrial markets.
"This acquisition fits with our planned growth strategy by expanding Nucor's position as the market leader in cold finished bar products. It also creates synergies with our bar mills by providing an additional channel to market for the special bar quality (SBQ) products we produce," said John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO and President, Nucor Corporation. "The acquisition of St. Louis Cold Drawn complements our long-term strategy to profitably grow our value-added product portfolio."
St. Louis Cold Drawn, Inc. employs 125 people and has two manufacturing locations, one in St. Louis, Missouri, and the other in Monterrey, Mexico, that have a combined annual capacity of 200,000 tons. The addition of these facilities will increase the total capacity of Nucor's cold finished bar and wire facilities to more than 1.1 million tons annually and helps advance our goal of growing our sales to automotive customers.