MESA – A Texas-based steel and metal manufacturer, Commercial Metals Company, announced this week its plans to construct a new facility adjacent to its current operation in Mesa and create 185 additional jobs.
The new micro mill, which is expected to be operational by early 2023, represents a net investment of $300 million dollars.
According to Commercial Metals Company (CMC), the company chose to expand in Mesa to enable the company to leverage its existing infrastructure and the significant micro mill expertise of its engineering and operating personnel.
“CMC has operated our existing mill in Mesa, Arizona since 2009, and we are excited to announce the expansion of our footprint in the state with the construction of our third, state-of-the-art micro mill adjacent to our existing mill,” stated Barbara R. Smith, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of CMC. “The State of Arizona and City of Mesa have proven to be business-friendly partners and we look forward to continuing that partnership with this investment.”
CMC believes the new facility will also allow it to “more efficiently meet West Coast demand for rebar and merchant bar quality (MBQ) products, while helping optimize the output of its national mill network by replacing higher cost rebar capacity.”
When fully operational, CMC’s new mill will bring nearly half a billion dollars of economic activity annually to the Mesa community and will add roughly 1,000 new jobs in the state of Arizona including employment at vendors and local businesses.
“CMC continues to be an amazing partner and asset to the City of Mesa. Their investments in our community, both financially and through job creation, and in their operations show why they continue to be on the cutting edge of their industry,” said Mesa District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson. “This expansion once again proves their commitment to the Germann Road Industrial Corridor and to Mesa.”
The expansion in Mesa represents the company’s third micro mill, and the first in the world to produce MBQ products through a continuous-continuous production process.