Steel Dynamics Inc. announced the expansion of its Structural and Rail Division in Columbia City, Ind. The $75 million project will utilize excess melting and casting capability and further diversify its product portfolio. Upon completion, the expansion is expected to add approximately 33 local jobs. The project provides for the annual production of 240,000 tons of reinforcing bar in various sizes with product sales including coiled, custom cut-to-length and smooth bars in sizes from #3 to #8 reinforcing bars. 

The expansion, which complements the recently announced addition of 200,000 tons of reinforcing bar capacity at the company’s Roanoke Bar Division, entails the addition of a rolling mill supported by certain other equipment and infrastructure requirements.  The project is scheduled to be completed during the fourth quarter 2018. According to Steel Dynamics, the expansion will make it the largest independent rebar supplier in the region.