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Monday, August 26 2019

NFL’s Chad Hennings, Author Frank Abagnale Jr. and Mythbuster’s Grant Imahara anchor keynote sessions

FABTECH 2019, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, is set to engage the industry with forward thinking, solution driven, inspirational keynote sessions on November 11-14 at Chicagos McCormick Place. The informative and captivating keynotes will be led by one of three dynamic featured speakers, including three-time Super Bowl Champion Chad Hennings, Author Frank Abagnale Jr., and Mythbuster’s Grant Imahara.

“FABTECH is distinctively positioned to provide industry professionals with access to the information, technology and equipment they need to transform their businesses—exposure to these speakers will impart insights and enthusiasm through shared passions and experiences,” said John Catalano, SME senior director, FABTECH. “This year, FABTECH is particularly honored to celebrate veterans who have served to protect our country and are now lending their leadership and talents to our industry. They are part of the blended, diverse fabric of professionals across the world that make up this amazing industry.”

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Tuesday, July 16 2019
FABTECH 2019 Set to Highlight Emerging Industry Trends

Open registration invites metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry professionals to join the annual celebration of metal manufacturing at its best 

Chicago, IL -- With emerging manufacturing trends and the introduction of disruptive technologies making their mark on the metal fabricating industry, FABTECH 2019 will provide industry professionals with immediate access to the information, technology and equipment they need to transform their businesses for success in the future. North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will welcome more than 48,000 attendees from around the world and over 1,700 exhibiting companies to Chicago’s McCormick Place on November 11-14.

Today’s manufacturing is seeing rapid innovation and consistent introductions of new technologies—FABTECH 2019 is poised to showcase the most noteworthy equipment that will lead the transformation of small shops and Fortune 500 companies in the years to come. At the center of this year’s discussion will be 5G, IoT, AI, robotics and automation, as well as trending industry topics including workforce development, women in the industry, veterans filling critical industry roles and more.

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Monday, September 10 2018

70-job, phase II project will add ability to manufacture wider steel coils

Frankfort, KY -- Governor Matt Bevin congratulated Nucor Corp. on its plans for a $650 million, 70-job expansion at its mill near Ghent, Nucor Steel Gallatin, and thanked the company for its ongoing commitment to the commonwealth.

“Nucor is doing incredible things at its Kentucky steel mill. We are excited that, after a substantial investment in 2017, the company has decided to move forward with its phase II project and create additional job opportunities for the county and surrounding communities,” Gov. Bevin said. “The steel and primary metals industry are a driving force behind the commonwealth’s surging economy, and this announcement reflects the distinct advantages we have to offer engineering and manufacturing companies. Nucor is certainly a major player in this industry, and we are grateful for their commitment to continue forging success right here in Kentucky.”

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Tuesday, April 24 2018

Polk County, FL — Nucor Corporation announced that it will build a rebar micro mill in Frostproof, Florida, which is located in Polk County. This is a $240 million investment and is the second rebar micro mill Nucor is constructing. In November 2017, Nucor announced a rebar micro mill project in Sedalia, Missouri.

"Nucor has always focused on growing our business to better serve our customers. We are building this rebar micro mill in a great and growing market where demand is strong and there is currently an abundant supply of scrap, a good portion of which is handled by our scrap business, The David J. Joseph Company," said John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO & President of Nucor Corporation.

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Monday, September 19 2016

Frankfort, KY -- Steel Ventures Inc., an affiliate of Huntington-based Steel of West Virginia Inc., plans a $16 million buildout of an existing facility in Wurtland to establish a 65-job galvanizing and distribution operation.

“Our administration is committed to helping breathe new life into the eastern Kentucky economy. Significant investments from companies like Steel Ventures are essential to achieving that goal,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “These newly created jobs will greatly benefit the region and grow Kentucky’s metals industry. I am grateful to Steel Ventures for this continued investment in eastern Kentucky.”

From Steel Ventures’ Wurtland complex, the new plant will meet the demand for galvanizing both regionally and nationwide. It will allow the company to coat a variety of products including truck trailer cross members, I-beams, guardrail posts, complex fabricated assemblies and parts.

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