Mesa, AZ – Commercial Metals Company (CMC) has broken ground on a 63,000 square foot expansion to create spooled rebar at CMC Steel Arizona, an environmentally responsible micro mill in southeast Mesa.
“CMC Steel’s commitment to innovation and new technology makes them a leader in the steel production, fabrication and recycling industry,” Mayor John Giles said. “We are proud of the work they do here in Mesa and look forward to their continued success.”
The company is investing in a spooler to produce hot-rolled, spooled rebar at its 260 acre campus located at 11444 E. Germann Road. This will be CMC’s second spooler operation in the United States. The first was recently built at their new micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma.
“I’m thrilled to see one of Mesa’s largest industrial businesses expand their facility. The fact that they are growing their footprint, and keeping in tune with changes in technology, show that Mesa and the Germann Road Industrial Corridor will be their home from now and well into the future. I’m happy that we have the opportunity to share their success,” District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson said.
CMC expects to begin shipping spooled rebar from its Mesa location in the spring of 2019.
“We are excited to expand our capabilities to produce and sell spooled rebar from our operations here in Mesa. The micro mill technology lends itself well to spooled rebar production as CMC remains committed to supporting and servicing the concrete reinforcing industry with new and innovative products,” said Barbara Smith, Chairman, President and CEO of Commercial Metals Company.
CMC Steel Arizona manufactures concrete reinforcing bar, or rebar, and steel t-posts which are produced almost entirely from recycled scrap metal. By using recycled scrap as their raw material rather than virgin natural resources, CMC is reducing the need for mining of natural resources and reducing CO2 emissions by 58 percent.
CMC opened their “green” steel micro mill in Mesa in 2009. This Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) micro mill uses a continuous continuous technology and is the first of its type to be successfully operated in the United States. The technology is also utilized at CMC’s mill in Durant, Oklahoma. More than 400,000 tons of scrap metal are recycled each year into steel bar products at CMC Steel Arizona for use in construction and fabrication.
The Mesa operation has grown significantly since it opened. The company originally anticipated a workforce of up to 200. CMC now employs more than 260 directly on site, with the fabrication facility and West Region leadership office, and have another 20 indirect employees, working for vendors, at the facility.
Commercial Metals Company is headquartered in Irving, Texas. Founded in 1915, CMC is a global low costs metal recycling, manufacturing, fabricating and trading enterprise.