Nucor Steel has an extensive special bar quality (SBQ) steel program that dates back to the conversion of its plants in South Carolina, Tennessee and Nebraska to handle the product decades ago. In 2002, the company purchased an idled plant in Tennessee that was dedicated to SBQ production. Since then, Nucor has allocated staff and investment assets toward the continued development of its SBQ product lines.
Nucor Steel is North America’s most diversified steel and steel-products company, as well as one its largest suppliers of special bar quality (SBQ) steel. The company is committed to serving its various customers by catering to their specific, application-driven SBQ requirements. The company’s Engineered Bar group is comprised of facilities located in Darlington, S.C., Memphis, Tenn., and Norfolk, Neb. These facilities produce finished and semi-finished SBQ steel products ranging from 20.125-inch-diameter as-cast bloom down to 7/32-inch wire rod.