SEPTEMBER 2008

Nucor acquires two companies

Nucor Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of the American Compressed Steel operations of Secondary Resources, Inc. American Compressed is based in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, DJJ has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Victoria, Texas-based Victoria Recycling.

American Compressed Steel was founded over 50 years ago. In addition to the Kansas City location, American Compressed also operates facilities in St. Joseph and Sedalia, Missouri. American Compressed employs 112 people and processes nearly 180,000 tons annually. The acquisition is expected to close within 30 days.

Victoria Recycling was founded in 2007. Victoria Recycling employs 13 people and processes over 24,000 tons annually.

Upon acquisition, American Compressed Steel will become part of DJJ’s Advantage Metals Recycling group. Since early June, Victoria Recycling has been affiliated with Texas Port Recycling, another DJJ regional company.