MARCH 2008

Gerdau Ameristeel plans mill expansion

Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation has begun the planning process for a capital project to expand its Jacksonville Steel Mill, located in Baldwin, Florida.

The expansion is expected to add approximately 400,000 tons to the Gerdau Ameristeel Jacksonville rolling mill, matching the facility’s recently expanded melting capacity of more than 1,000,000 tons.

An engineering team is well into the planning process for the expansion; which is expected to be completed by 2010. The primary products out of the Jacksonville mill will continue to be rebar and wire rod.