Nucor announces $180 million expansion of Bourbonnais steel plant

Nucor, a North Carolina-based steel manufacturer, announced Wednesday a $180 million expansion of its Bourbonnais mill, increasing capacity and bringing 50 new jobs to the Kankakee County village.

The plant, located 50 miles south of Chicago and built in 1961, employs 300 workers and produces rebar — a steel rod used in reinforced concrete — along with other steel products for manufacturing and construction.

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