Nucor To Buy Gallatin Steel For $770 Million



Nucor has announced the company will buy Gallatin Steel from ArcelorMittal for $770 million in cash.

Located in Ghent, Kentucky, the mill opened in 1995 and produces 1.8 million tons of flat-rolled steel a year, in addition to melting scrap, pig iron and hot briquetted iron.

John Ferriola, chairman and chief executive of Nucor, said in a statement, “Gallatin will enhance Nucor’s current position serving flat-rolled customers in the growing pipe and tube segment.”

Nucor estimates the acquisition of the mill will increase its flat-rolled product capacity by 16 percent.

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