Though MiTek has multiple suppliers of steel for connector plate manufacturing, Nucor is a primary supplier.  We are proud to associate ourselves with Nucor because they are the nation’s largest recycler, using over 19 million tons of scrap steel in 2008 to create new products.  Nucor uses Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) technology at all of its steel recycling facilities. This is valuable to the "Building Green" initiative because  EAFs use post-consumer scrap steel material as the major feedstock, unlike blast furnace operations that use mined iron ore as the major feedstock. 
 
Typical Recycled Steel Content:
  • 60% Total scrap steel used
  • 40% Total alloys and other iron units
  • 40% Total post consumer recycled content
  • 15% Total pre-consumer recycled content
 
 
 
Approximate Recycled Steel Content Of Nucor Sheet Mill Group
Facility
Total Scrap Steel Used
Total Alloys and Other Iron Units
Total Post Consumer
Recycled Content
Total Pre-consumer Recycled Content
Crawfordsville, IN
85.9%
14.1%
74.9%
11.1%
Hickman, AR
66.4%
33.6%
57.8%
8.6%
Berkeley, SC    
61.2%
38.8%
53.2%
8.0%
Decatur, AL
67.1%
32.9%
58.4%
8.7%

 

 

 This page last modified on 2/18/2010