As the nation shifts focus to rebuild better with safe, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, steel production in America is more critical than ever. And how that steel is made matters. Nucor Corporation is delivering both safe and sustainable infrastructure solutions, beginning with its raw materials produced in south Louisiana.
In its state-of-the-art facility in St. James Parish, Nucor Steel Louisiana produces natural gas-based direct reduced iron—or DRI—which is blended with recycled scrap in Nucor’s steel mills to make higher grades of steel. Making new steel from DRI and scrap forms the foundation for the sustainable steel used to build onshore and offshore wind towers, solar installations, electric vehicle and other critical infrastructure for our modern American economy. Read more.