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Gov. Justice participates in groundbreaking of largest manufacturing investment in state history

October 22nd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Jim Justice joined the Nucor Corporation in a groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s state-of-the-art sheet steel mill in Mason County. The record investment will exceed $2.7 billion, making it the largest in West Virginia history, as well as the largest single investment Nucor has ever made.

“Nucor's decision to invest in West Virginia represents a true vote of confidence in our state's strength, resilience, and readiness to seize opportunities,” Gov. Justice said. “This is more than just a construction project. It’s a symbol of progress and the promise of a brighter future for our communities and families for generations to come.”

Nucor Corporation, which utilizes electric arc furnaces to turn recycled scrap metal into steel, is North America's largest recycler of any material. This steelmaking process makes Nucor one of the cleanest steel producers in the world and a leader in sustainable steel production.
Gov. Justice announced the company's decision to come to West Virginia in January 2022.