YOUR PARTNER IN A BETTER WORLD

Nucor Vulcraft proudly uses high-quality steel manufactured from recycled scrap for our steel joists, joist girders, decking, and grating. Made with fewer emissions, our products enable you to lower your overall carbon footprint.

RECYCLED STEEL

We’re proud to be a part of a circular economy, minimizing waste and energy use and reusing all materials so that almost nothing is discarded. The steel in a Model T may have been recycled into a refrigerator, which was recycled into a steel joist, and through your design, turned into something beautiful. The cycle lives on.

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RECYCLING FACTS

Steel can be infinitely recycled and reused without any quality loss. Nucor steel products are made from an average of 75.4% recycled content, with some products containing almost 100% recycled content. We also recycle more than 90% of the dust from our electric arc furnaces (EAF).

EFFICIENT PROCESSES

For 50 years, Nucor has been making steel using an electric arc furnace (EAF) that melts recycled scrap and turns it into new steel. EAFs are far less energy intensive and more energy efficient than traditional blast furnace steel making. Electric arc furnaces allow our products to utilize steel produced with fewer emissions than our competitors, who often make steel by melting iron ore and coking coal.

SOLAR ENERGY

We are committed to renewable energy, which is why you can find solar fields at several of our facilities. Nucor Vulcraft is doing what we can to be good neighbors in the communities where we work and live by harnessing natural energy and lowering our carbon footprint.

ENVIRONMENTAL
SPOTLIGHT

BLACK SLOUGH

At our facility in Brigham City, UT, we were provided a unique opportunity to restore wetlands being choked by phragmites, a nonindigenous noxious weed. This incursion was damaging the ecosystem of the Black Slough, a wetland system that runs right through Box Elder County. With both plant and animal life at risk, we embarked on a plan that would restore the wetlands and encourage wildlife and indigenous wetland vegetation.

Vulcraft contacted the Utah Division of Wildlife Services, the government agency charged with protecting wetlands and combating phragmites infestation. Engaging not only the Division of Wildlife Services but also the Army Corps of Engineers, Brigham City Fire Department, Division of Air Quality, and Box Elder County Fire Marshall, we put a plan in place to eradicate the weeds. The effort was truly a community collaboration, one that demonstrated our commitment to the environment by taking these first important steps to restore the wetlands of the Black Slough.

Vulcraft contacted the Utah Division of Wildlife Services, the government agency charged with protecting wetlands and combating phragmites infestation. Engaging not only the Division of Wildlife Services but also the Army Corps of Engineers, Brigham City Fire Department, Division of Air Quality, and Box Elder County Fire Marshall, we put a plan in place to eradicate the weeds. The effort was truly a community collaboration, one that demonstrated our commitment to the environment by taking these first important steps to restore the wetlands of the Black Slough.

SUSTAINABLE FROM THE START

Learn more about Nucor, our sustainability goals and initiates, and Environmental Product Disclosures (EPD) for our steel joist, joist girders, and deck.

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