Fleming Steel Erectors (FSE) is pleased to announce its role as the steel erection partner for Commercial Metals Company’s (CMC) new 418K square-foot “AZ2” mini-mill in Mesa, Arizona. Construction on the project began on September 21, 2021, with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Mesa Mayor John Giles, multiple county and state representatives, executives from CMC, customers, local businesses, and the project’s engineering and construction teams. FSE is partnering with Hatfield Construction to furnish and erect the hybrid structural steel package, crane beams, mezzanines, miscellaneous steel packages, and exterior wall and roof cladding.
The mill, which will produce rebar and merchant bar, is designed for efficiency, with its arc furnaces connected directly to renewable energy resources. Annually, the mill is projected to emit 60% fewer emissions and consume just 20% of the energy used by other comparable steel-making facilities.
“This pandemic has highlighted shortcomings in our country’s ability to produce and manufacture everyday items such as steel, and we are faced with unprecedented high prices and extended lead times,” said FSE president Justin Willett. “We are so honored to play a critical function in the construction of this mill, which will increase domestic steel production in such a sustainable manner.”
The $300-million-dollar AZ2 mini-mill is expected to bring approximately 300 well-paying jobs to the city of Mesa, while adding to CMC’s sustainable domestic steel production efforts which already includes recycling 18 billion pounds of steel per year.
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