Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.-01) announced Mason County, W.Va. will be home to Nucor's new multi-billion dollar steel mill facility. The facility will create thousands of new direct and indirect jobs and will be responsible for significant additional opportunities and investments in the region. Nucor will also make significant philanthropic investments in community organizations in Mason County and the entire state.
"One of the ways we can make West Virginia a more attractive place for businesses to grow and thrive is by making sure we have the tools needed to compete with the economic incentives other states across the country are offering. Today's announcement that Nucor will be establishing roots in Mason County is proof that West Virginia can deliver this type of environment. At the federal level, we stepped forward and delivered a bipartisan infrastructure package, which is now law, that will help address our nation's core infrastructure challenges. But, materials are needed to deliver these solutions. Nucor's investment means we will not only be able to manufacture these needed materials, but we will also be able to manufacture them right here in West Virginia. I'm so proud of this announcement for many reasons, but primarily because it shows what we can achieve when we work together at the federal, state, and local levels for solid, long term success. I thank Governor Justice and his administration for their hard work to help make this major economic development announcement possible," Senator Capito said.
"Today's announcement is a wonderful way to start the New Year and truly shows that when you put politics aside and come together in a bipartisan way, great things happen. Nucor will be making Mason County the new home of their state-of-the-art steel mill that will employ West Virginians in good-paying, long-term jobs. And Nucor is committed to investing time and resources into our state, communities and their workers. The significant investments made through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act have made West Virginia an even more attractive location to organizations like Nucor and as a result we will continue to attract exciting economic development investments of this magnitude that are transformative for the region and our people. I will continue to work with Nucor, their leadership team and state and federal agencies to help Nucor grow their company here in the Mountain State. I would like to thank Nucor CEO Leon Topalian, the leadership team and the board of directors for choosing West Virginia. I always say that West Virginians are some of the hardest working people you'll ever meet, and I know our state is ready to prove ourselves to Nucor and the entire steel industry. This announcement shows Nucor truly values our state's best asset: our people," Senator Manchin said.
"We are proud that Nucor has chosen West Virginia for this major investment," Rep. McKinley said. "This is exciting news for Mason County and the entire state, and the jobs associated with the plant will provide opportunities for thousands of West Virginians. Good roads, access to water and sewer, and a reliable and fast internet connection are all important factors when companies choose a location. That is why prioritizing our state's infrastructure is essential and will pay off with long-term investments like the one Nucor is making."