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Nucor Fastener Expanding

Nucor Fastener Expanding
October 07
12:18 2021

Nucor Fastener acquired “an existing state-of-the-art coil processing facility” in Shelbyville, IN. The facility includes an automated clean and coat line, 2 STC furnaces and wire drawing capabilities.

In addition to coil processing, Nucor Fastener will also be expanding its fastener manufacturing capabilities by installing bolt making equipment at the Shelbyville facility. This new operation will employ 33 team members at the outset with the potential to double those jobs as it reaches full capacity.

“We are excited to grow our Fastener Division with the acquisition of these assets,” said Joey Loosle, GM of Nucor Fastener. “Adding bolt making capability to the Shelbyville facility will help expand our offerings to the automotive, heavy truck, industrial/MRO and structural fastener markets.”

By recycling steel in electric arc furnaces, Nucor’s greenhouse gas emissions are one-third of the global steelmaking average and nearly one-fifth of the average blast furnace steel producer. Nucor fasteners are made with 97% recycled content, which is more sustainable than fasteners produced from blast furnace steel made overseas.

Along with recently announced upgrades at the Nebraska engineered bar mill, this new facility will allow Nucor to better service the automotive cold heading quality (CHQ) market. The Shelbyville facility will allow the Nucor Engineered Bar group to offer processed coil with superior surface quality for the most demanding automotive CHQ applications.

Nucor entered the fastener business in 1986 when it opened its $25 million plant in St. Joe, IN. The automated facility’s capacity is more than 75,000 tons of hex-head cap screws, hex bolts, structural bolts and custom engineered fasteners manufactured by 240 workers. Web:

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