Steel Dynamics Inc. plans to invest approximately $140 million to add a third galvanizing line at its Columbus Flat Roll Division in Columbus, Miss. The investment will create 45 new jobs. After the planned completion of this new facility, the company will have nine value-added galvanizing lines located throughout the eastern half of the U.S., with a total annual coating capacity of approximately 3.8 million tons. Construction is planned to take place during the next 24 months, with operations expected to begin in 2020.  

The new galvanizing line will have an annual coating capability of 400,000 tons, producing gauges between 0.013 and 0.160 inch and widths between 36 and 72 inches.