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Commercial Metals Company grand opening for CMC Steel Arizona spooler expansion in Mesa

Post Date:05/23/2019 1:48 PM
  • Lead Commercial Metals Company celebrates the grand opening of a 63,000 square foot expansion and manufacturing line to produce spooled rebar at CMC Steel Arizona, an environmentally responsible micro mill in southeast Mesa. It is CMC's second spooler operation in the United States
Commercial Metals Company (CMC) completed construction and commissioning of a 63,000 square foot expansion and manufacturing line to produce spooled rebar at CMC Steel Arizona, an environmentally responsible micro mill in southeast Mesa.

"CMC 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 invested in the expansion of the Mesa mill to produce hot-rolled, spooled rebar at its 230-acre campus located at 11444 E. Germann Road. This is CMC’s second spooler operation in the United States. The first, in Durant, Oklahoma, started production of spooled rebar last year.

“I’m thrilled to see one of Mesa’s largest industrial businesses complete the expansion of their great facility,” District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson said. “The fact that they have grown 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.”

“CMC is pleased to introduce this new product to the market, creating additional high quality jobs in the community as well as creating numerous efficiencies for our customers. We really appreciate the support and partnership with the City of Mesa to make this project a reality,” Commercial Metals Company Chairman, President and CEO Barbara Smith said.

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 450,000 tons of scrap metal are recycled each year into steel bar products at CMC Steel Arizona for use in construction and fabrication. CMC Steel Arizona now produces straight and spooled rebar in a range of sizes and lengths.

The Mesa operation has grown significantly since it opened in 2009, investing more than $75M capital in the campus and growing its workforce. The company originally anticipated a workforce of up to 200. CMC Steel Arizona 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.

About Commercial Metals Company

Commercial Metals Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, recycle and market steel and metal products, related materials and services through a network of facilities that includes eight electric arc furnace ("EAF") mini mills, two EAF micro mills, a rerolling mill, steel fabrication and processing plants, construction-related product warehouses, and metal recycling facilities in the United States and Poland.

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