CMC Steel Arizona - Breaking Ground on the World’s First Combination Micro Mill

Posted 1/6/22

CMC is a pioneer of sustainable steel solutions and is continually looking for ways to innovate. Earlier this year, we officially broke ground in Mesa on a new state-of-the-art steelmaking facility …

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CMC Steel Arizona - Breaking Ground on the World’s First Combination Micro Mill

CMC breaks ground
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CMC is a pioneer of sustainable steel solutions and is continually looking for ways to innovate. Earlier this year, we officially broke ground in Mesa on a new state-of-the-art steelmaking facility that will be located adjacent to our existing micro mill on Germann Rd. This steel mill will be the very first combination merchant bar and rebar producing micro mill in the world.

Every CMC mill, including the micro mill currently under construction, utilizes electric arc furnace (EAF) technology to melt and produce steel products. Our scrap metal based EAF micro and mini mill steelmaking processes are far more advanced and environmentally sustainable than traditional steel mills and consume fewer natural resources, use less energy and release fewer emissions, making us a leader in sustaniable steelmaking.

Micro mills melt recycled steel, then cast and roll new prodcuts in a single, uniterruped strand. This allows us to produce steel using significantly lower energy when compared to other steelmaking processes.

As the first steel manufacturer able to produce merchant bar products  in this continuous process, we are able to offer a "green steel" solution and expand our product offerings for customers throughout the Southwest.

With expected commissioning in 2023, the expansion of CMC Steel Arizona represents a great opportunity for the Mesa area, employing approximately 185 people directly, with an estimated 1,000 new jobs added to the state of Arizona in related industries, including vendors and local businesses.

To commemorate the start of construction on CMC's new landmark micro mill facility, representatives from CMC's corporate office joined Mesa Mayor John Giles, Vice President of Business Development at Arizona Commerce Authority Trevor Abarzua, and other local leaders, representatives and dignitaries.

CMC steel keeps the world building

Commercial Metals Company (CMC) has a history that spans more than a century. From our beginning as a recycling business in Dallas, Texas, to a leading Fortune 500 company, CMC is at the forefront of the steel industry.

CMC is a vertically integrated metals recycler, manufacturer, and fabricator. Our process starts with recycled scrap metal and ends with finished steel products, including rebar, merchant bar, and wire rod, produced at CMC steel mills across the United States.

At CMC, we remain focused on what we do best - making the steel that builds our world and staying true to our roots as a sustainable steelmaker, naturally. Learn more about CMC and how you can be a part of sustainable steelmaking at www.cmc.com/sustainability.

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