June 19, 2008
Nucor Corp. has named John C. Farris as vice president and general manager of its new iron-making facility. Farris joined the company in 1992 and has been a vice president since 2006. He has been general manager of the company's bar mill in Marion, Ohio, since 2005. Previously Farris worked as a manager at Nucor's bar mill in Jewett, Texas.
Nucor previously announced its application for a permit to build a state- of-the-art iron-making facility in St. James Parish, La. The project's site is not a certainty as permits have to be issued and the company's board of directors must approve the selection of the site and the capital investment. In addition, sites outside of the United States are still under consideration. This facility will utilize advanced heat-recovery coke technology that will capture waste energy, making the operation self-sufficient in power.