Tours plant and discusses bipartisan infrastructure bill, competition with China, and sustainability initiatives
SALT LAKE CITY—Today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) toured Nucor Steel in Plymouth to see their operations, learn more about NUCOR’s sustainability practices, and discuss Utah’s pro-business policies, U.S. competition with China, and implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Romney met with the Nucor leadership team led by Chris Locke, Vice President and General Manager of Nucor Steel Utah; Dan Needham, EVP of Nucor Corporation; Shannon Phillips, President of Nucor’s Vulcraft/Verco Group; and Ed Aller, President of Nucor Buildings Group.
“Utah’s pro-growth policies and talented workforce make our state a great place to operate and grow a business. Nucor is a great example of that—having expanded their operations to Utah—and providing more than 1,600 Utahns with good-paying jobs. I enjoyed visiting their Plymouth steel plant today to better understand Nucor Steel Utah’s operations and learn more about their approach to sustainable steel production,” said Senator Romney. “We also discussed how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help the United States remain competitive with countries like China, who are using predatory market tools to capture large portions of the global steel market. I look forward to working with companies like Nucor to ensure our state remains a great place to run a business and that our policies bolster American manufacturing.”
“The Nucor Steel Utah team was honored to host Senator Romney today and show him first-hand our sustainable process for making steel bar from recycled scrap. We appreciate the Senator’s leadership and support of pro-manufacturing policies including the recently passed infrastructure bill,” said Chris Locke, Vice President and General Manager of Nucor Steel Utah. “Investing in our infrastructure will benefit Utah’s manufacturers and allow all Americans to realize the advantages of a growing U.S. economy. Our Nucor Steel Utah teammates stand ready to rebuild America.”