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Nucor Cold Finish - Nebraska Earns Recognition as a John Deere 'Partner-level Supplier' and Supplier of the Year

Friday, February 18, 2011

Nucor Cold Finish - Nebraska Earns Recognition as a John Deere 'Partner-level Supplier' and Supplier of the Year09:00 EST Friday, February 18, 2011CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Cold Finish ? Nebraska, a division of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2010 and was also named Enterprise Supply Management Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. Nucor Cold Finish - Nebraska was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Nucor teammates will be accepting the award on March 1, 2011 at the annual Deere & Co. Achieving Excellence Awards Banquet.Nucor Cold Finish is a supplier of cold finish bars to John Deere's operation in Moline, Illinois.Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence Program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.Dan DiMicco, Nucor's Chairman and CEO commented, "This is a real honor for all of our Nucor Nebraska teammates as we work toward establishing long-term, value driven relationships with our customers.  It really demonstrates the strength of our integrated cold finish bar supply chain and our ability to consistently supply a wide range of exceptional quality cold finish bars under demanding market circumstances."Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel -- in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and non ferrous scrap.  Nucor is North America's largest recycler. SOURCE Nucor CorporationFor further information: Nucor Executive Offices, +1-704-366-7000, or fax, +1-704-362-4208