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Steel Dynamics Plans Expansion Of NE Ind. Factory

The Fort Wayne-based company says it will spend $11.8 million in new equipment, and could add about 15 jobs with an expanded facility.

BUTLER, Ind. (AP) β€” Steel Dynamics plans to spend $18.5 million on expanding and buying new equipment for a northeastern Indiana plant that is the company's largest.

The Fort Wayne-based company has told DeKalb County officials that it plans to start construction this summer on the project at the factory in the city of Butler and have work finished within a year.

The Star of Auburn reports ( ) that the company's property tax abatement application says it will spend $6.7 million in a building addition and $11.8 million in new equipment, including cranes and coil-handling machinery.

About 630 people now work at the mill some 25 miles north of Fort Wayne and the company says it could add about 15 jobs with the expansion.

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