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Nucor to Acquire Manufacturer of Data Center Infrastructure

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🔖 Topics: Acquisition

🏢 Organizations: Nucor, Southwest Data Products


Nucor Corporation announced that it has acquired Southwest Data Products, Inc. (SWDP), a manufacturer and installer of data center infrastructure for $115 million. SWDP’s offices and manufacturing facility are in San Bernardino, California and the company employs approximately 147 teammates. Nucor is also announcing the launch of Nucor Data Systems, a new business unit that will help better serve our customers in the data center infrastructure industry.

Specifically, SWDP and Nucor Data Systems will provide Nucor’s Warehouse Systems businesses with expanded capabilities in airflow containment structures, as well as new product capabilities that include manufacturing cabinets/enclosures and caging for data centers and installation services. SWDP’s compatibility with Nucor Warehouse Systems’ current manufacturing capabilities will create significant growth opportunities, and SWDP’s location near Nucor Warehouse Systems’ production facility in southern California will facilitate both integration and growth efforts.

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Nucor Signs Agreement with Mercedes-Benz To Supply Econiq™-RE

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🔖 Topics: Partnership

🏢 Organizations: Nucor, Mercedes-Benz


Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced that it has signed an agreement with Mercedes-Benz to supply Econiq™-RE for Mercedes-Benz models produced at their Tuscaloosa, AL manufacturing plant. Since its inception in 2022, Econiq™ has led the global steel industry in certifying low-embodied carbon materials. By using Econiq™-RE, an evolutionary category of Econiq™ that certifies Nucor steel or steel products made with 100% renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced to less than half that of extractive blast furnace-based steel production (Scopes 1, 2 & 3).

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Google, Microsoft, and Nucor announce a new initiative to aggregate demand to scale the adoption of advanced clean electricity technologies

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🔖 Topics: Partnership

🏢 Organizations: Google, Microsoft, Nucor


Google LLC, Microsoft Corporation, and Nucor Corporation announced they will work together across the electricity ecosystem to develop new business models and aggregate their demand for advanced clean electricity technologies. These models will be designed to accelerate the development of first-of-a-kind (FOAK) and early commercial projects, including advanced nuclear, next-generation geothermal, clean hydrogen, long-duration energy storage (LDES) and others.

The companies will initially focus on proving out the demand aggregation and procurement model through advanced technology pilot projects in the United States. The companies will pilot a project delivery framework focused on three enabling levers for early commercial projects: signing offtake agreements for technologies that are still early on the cost curve, bringing a clear customer voice to policymakers and other stakeholders on broader long-term ecosystem improvements, and developing new enabling tariff structures in partnership with energy providers and utilities.

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Nucor Investing in Start-Up Company Developing Zero-Carbon Iron Technology

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Nucor, Electra


Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that it has made an equity investment in Electra, a Colorado-based start-up developing a process to produce carbon-free iron that can be used to make steel. The company uses renewable energy to refine low-grade iron ores into high-purity iron through electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes. This material will be used in the steelmaking process to offset other high-quality metallics that come with higher greenhouse gas emissions.

The process developed by Electra produces Low-Temperature Iron (LTI) from commercial and low-grade ores using zero-carbon intermittent electricity. The company electrochemically refines iron ore into pure iron at 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) using renewable electricity. That iron can be turned into steel using existing electric arc furnaces, which account for 70% of steel production in the U.S.

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