Steel Shots: Keep on Rolling

Nucor Yamato PouringOne step in the steelmaking process at Nucor-Yamato Steel’s (NYS) mill in Blytheville, Ark. Photo: AISC

Late last year, Nucor-Yamato Steel’s (NYS) mill in Blytheville, Ark., (an AISC member) reached a significant milestone: a quarter-century of operation.

Since opening in 1988, it has produced an estimated 48 million tons of structural steel - all of it via the electric arc furnace (EAF) process. The short version is that the mill makes new steel products out of old steel products, melting down scrap and casting it into new wide-flange and other shapes. The long version is much more interesting…

You can take an inside look at this modern, high-tech steelmaking operation in the February 2014 issue of Modern Steel Construction (available now!). Read the article by Modern Steel’s Senior Editor, Geoff Weisenberger.