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Nucor Corp. bringing $1.7 billion steel plate mill to Meade County, will employ 400 during construction

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Groundbreaking has taken place on a $1.7 billion steel plate manufacturing mill in Meade County for Nucor Corp., that will eventually employ 400, along with 1,500 contractors during construction. “Nucor Steel Brandenburg will be a difference-maker for its employees, their families and the economy of Meade County and the surrounding region,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “Nucor...

Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Terry Gill resigns, Gov. Bevin recommends Sarin as interim

Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday accepted with regret the resignation of Terry Gill, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, effective at the end of May. Terry Gill “The impact that Terry’s leadership has had on the economy of our commonwealth cannot be overstated,” Gov. Bevin said. “He brought to our economic development efforts the perspective of a business executive who knows...

Nucor announces plans for $1.35 billion plate mill in Brandenberg, one of state’s largest-ever investments

Steel products producer Nucor Corp. has announced the company’s plans to build a $1.35 billion steel plate manufacturing mill in Meade County, creating more than 400 full-time. The project will rank among the state’s largest-ever single investments. “The new plate mill will grow our company’s already significant presence in Kentucky. With this announcement, Nucor is currently investing more...