In the United States, we operate seven EAF mini mills, two EAF micro mills, as well as a re-rolling mill. In addition to our U.S. facilities, we operate an EAF mini mill in Europe and are the second largest long products producer in Poland. Our steel is utilized in numerous applications including infrastructure, construction, agriculture, machinery, service centers and fabrication businesses.
To meet global demand, CMC’s eleven steel mills have a combined annual capacity of almost eight million tons. By producing steel from recycled metal in electric arc furnaces, we consume far fewer natural resources than blast furnace steelmakers. Using recycled metal allows us to lower CO2 emissions by 58%.
CMC pioneered the latest innovation in steel-making technology with the construction of our Mesa, Arizona continuous process EAF micro mill in 2009 and furthered the use of that technology with the commissioning of our second micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma in 2017. Developed and constructed by CMC, it is the first technology of this type to be successfully operated in the world. This innovative continuous process melts, casts and rolls steel from a single uninterrupted strand, producing higher yields and lower energy costs than the traditional mini mill process.