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.
Sustainability is more than just a buzzword at Vulcraft. It’s built into our processes from start to finish. We’re proudly part of a circular economy, minimizing waste and energy usage, and reusing all materials so that almost nothing is discarded. Steel from a vehicle may have been recycled into a refrigerator, which was recycled into steel deck, and through your design, turned into something stunning.
Steel can be infinitely recycled and reused without loss of quality. Vulcraft steel products are made from an average of 75.4% recycled content, with some products containing nearly 100% recycled content. We also recycle more than 90% of the dust created by our electric arc furnaces (EAFs).
We have been proponents of environmental responsibility for more than 50 years. By melting recycled scrap and turning it into new steel with Electric Arc Furnaces (EAFs), we are able to be much more energy efficient than by using a traditional blast furnace. For five decades, we have been creating fewer emissions than our competitors, who often make steel by melting iron ore and coking coal.
Vulcraft is firmly committed to increasing our use of renewable energy, which is why you can find solar fields at several of our facilities. Vulcraft is doing what we can to be good stewards in the communities where we work and live by harnessing natural energy and lowering our carbon footprint.