Nucor Steel has purchased a nearly 20-acre site on Ohio River Blvd. south of Mountaineer Casino & Racetrack for $5 million.    Known as “the old sand & gravel” , the property was most recently owned by Hansen Aggregates of PA.    According to the Hancock County Clerk’s property transfers the land purchased  by Nucor consists of a 5.144-acre plot which includes ingress and egress from Ohio River. Blvd. and access to rail  and a more than 14-acre plot.  The parcel of land was purchased by Mountaineer in 2003 and was subsequently  owned by Century Casinos when purchased by Hansen Aggregates.

    Nucor previously announced plans to put a sheet mill (mini mill) in Mason County.   Based in Charlotte, NC, Nucor is the largest producer of steel by recycling scrap metal in an electric arc furnace.  The Mason County facility is projected to create approximately 800 jobs.  According to WV Metro News,   Nucor officials indicated they were looking at locating an additional transloading and processing facility in the Northern Panhandle when making the Mason County announcement.

      Calls to the Nucor Media Relations Director were not returned at press time.