Nucor Steel West Virginia has been evaluating sites north of New Cumberland to locate a transloading and processing facility. In April, Nucor closed on two real estate parcels: the Brenneman property which was purchased for $4.2 million and the Robert and Michelle Chambers property for $2.3 million. According to Nucor spokesperson Markee Schlindler, the company is still going through the environmental analysis of the property. Both properties are on the Eastern side of Ohio River Boulevard. The Ohio River side of the facility was a major factor in attracting the company to Hancock County as the River can be used to ship coils. Closure on the property known as the old sand and gravel is expected in the near future.. Although company officials have not confirmed, it is rumored that a bridge will be built over Ohio River Blvd. to access both sides of the road.
:”We are gratefull for the support our team has received from the entire State of West Virginia,” said Schlindler. In Mason County, Nucor will build a sheet steel manufacturing facility where, once operational will produce 3 million tons of sheet coils annually. The coils will then be sent to the transloading facility in Hancock County. According to Schindler this will give Nucor a broader logistics network to better serve the upper Midwest and Northeast region.”
Looking toward hiring local residents for the jobs created by the Nucor facility, Schlinder said “the company looks forward to partnering with local educational organizations to provide high paying manufacturing careers to local residents.”