Irving’s CMC Cuts Ribbon on ‘One of World’s Most Environmentally Friendly’ Micro Steel Mills in Arizona

The facility will be "the first in the world to produce rebar as well as merchant bar quality products through a continuous production process from melting, casting, and rolling activities," CMC said.

Irving-based CMC, a 108-year-old company that rebranded from Commercial Metals Co. earlier this month, may have been around for a long time. But it’s making new moves with a goal of being cutting-edge in its environmental impact.

CMC cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new “micro mill” in Mesa, Arizona, that it says will be “among the most environmentally friendly steelmaking operations in the world.”

The facility will be “the first in the world to produce rebar as well as merchant bar quality (MBQ) products through a continuous production process from melting, casting, and rolling activities,” the company said.

“A project of this magnitude couldn’t be accomplished without the support of so many, and we thank the entire CMC team as well as all our partners who helped us during the construction and commissioning of the mill,” Peter Matt, president and CEO of CMC, said in a statement. “We also thank all the state and local officials who were instrumental in the process.”

CMC said the new facility is its third micro mill and establishes the company as “a coast-to-coast MBQ manufacturer.”

The new micro mill employs around 185 people, CMC said, and is slated to achieve an estimated nominal annual capacity of 500,000 tons, “including 150,000 tons of merchant product.”

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