According to Steel Business Briefing, Nucor is close to completing a new heat-treat facility at its Hertford County, N.C., plate mill. The company expects to begin trial rollings in November and plans to accept orders for the first quarter of 2011 deliveries. The line has an estimated annual capacity of 120,000 tons with the ability to produce heat-treated plate from 3/16 inch to 2 inches thick.