Nucor Corp. announced a capital investment that will add vacuum degassing to its engineered bar capabilities at its mill in Darlington, S.C. Adding this capability will enable the mill to produce engineered bar products meeting some of the most stringent quality specifications in the industry. The vacuum degassing system is expected to begin operations in late 2020. According to Nucor, the investment wlll position it to better serve customers in the southeastern U.S. 

The company said the investment will complement its existing bar mills that primarily produce engineered bar products in Norfolk, Neb.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Wallingford, Conn. Nucor Steel South Carolina will celebrate its 50th anniversary in June.