CMC breaks ground on micromill in Oklahoma

CMC breaks ground on micromill in Oklahoma

The mill will be the second such electric arc furnace mill operated by Commercial Metals Co.

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Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) officially has dedicated its new scrap-fed electric arc furnace (EAF) steel micromill in Durant, Oklahoma. The mill is CMC’s second such plant, which uses a continuous manufacturing process to melt, cast and roll steel from a single uninterrupted strand, designed to result in higher yields and less energy consumption than other EAF mills.

“We are extremely proud to be formally dedicating our second state-of-the-art steel micromill in Durant, Oklahoma,” says Barbara Smith, chairman, president and CEO of CMC. “We look forward to providing our customers with high-quality product combined with CMC’s outstanding service. A project of this magnitude could not be accomplished without the support of so many and we thank all our partners who helped us during the construction and commissioning of the mill. We also thank [Oklahoma] Gov. Fallin, as well as all the state and local officials who were instrumental in the process.”

CMC first announced plans for the mill in July 2015. It says the Oklahoma facility will mirror the company’s first micromill, which opened in Mesa, Arizona, in 2009.

CMC and its subsidiaries manufacture, recycle and market steel and metal products, related materials and services through a network of facilities that includes four EAF minimills, two EAF micromills, a rerolling mill, steel fabrication and processing plants, construction-related product warehouses and metal recycling facilities in the United States and Europe.

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