Our Goal is to Take Care Of Our Customers.
We will accomplish this by being the safest, highest quality, lowest cost, most productive and
most profitable steel making facility in the world. We will accomplish this while being cultural and
environmental stewards in our communities and by working together.
Nucor-Yamato Steel Company was formed in 1987 as a partnership between Nucor Corporation and Yamato Kogyo Company Ltd. with
the goal of operating a steel mini-mill to manufacture wide-flange beams in Blytheville, Arkansas. Today, Nucor-Yamato Steel
Company has the capacity to produce over 2.5 million tons per year of not only wide-flange beams, but also H-piling, sheet
piling, standard I-beams, channels and various other structural shapes.
The company has gone from a Northeast Arkansas cotton field, to the largest structural steel mill in the Western Hemisphere,
with employment of over 800 men and women. As with all Nucor Corporation operations, Nucor-Yamato's success is tied to the
employees' success. The production bonus system creates an environment where the employees are some of the most talented,
creative and well compensated in the industry. Their ability and commitment to continually improve makes Nucor-Yamato
Steel Company a world class company and the leader in the structural steel business.
Nucor Steel - Kankakee, Inc.
On December 9, 2002, Nucor completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Birmingham Steel Corporation.
Primary assets purchased were four operating steel mills that produce rebar and other bar products and have a combined
annual capacity of about 2.2 million tons. The compatibility of the four purchased mills