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Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc.

Project Number: 20170402
Project Type: Jobs
Parcel ID: 050102 00039C
County Commission District: 09 | City Council District: 06


Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc. (“Applicant”) is seeking a five-year Jobs PILOT to enable the company to create 15 Net New jobs. The Applicant will invest $8.1million at 2315 Pier Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

The total project investment includes the $6.1 million purchase of furniture, fixtures, and computer equipment, $1.35 million to purchase the Pier Street facility and an additional $300,000 to purchase the land. The land purchase will not be abated. Additionally, the Applicant will invest $350,000 to renovate the 106,853 square-foot Pier Street facility.

The Applicant will receive Community Reinvestment Credit “CRC.”

The weighted average base salary of 15 Net New employees is $56,333 excluding benefits.

Parcel 050102 00039C (2315 Pier Street) is 5.5 acres and contains a facility that is approximately 106,853 square feet. The Applicant will upgrade and improve the Pier Street Facility

The Applicant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation. Nucor Corporation and its affiliates are manufactures of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S and Canada. The products offered include carbon and alloy steel—in bars, beams, sheets. Nucor Corporation generated a revenue of $15.76 Billion in 2016.

Presently, the Applicant is a special bar quality mill. As a special bar quality mill, the Applicant produces steel to a customer’s specifications. The Applicant plans to expand operations by offering additional value added services to its steel manufacturing. Such services include: boring, cut-to-length, polishing, grinding, turning and straightening of steel. Currently, these services are being outsourced to a group outside Memphis and Shelby County. The PILOT will enable the Applicant to expand operations by offering these services in Memphis and Shelby County.

In 2006, the Applicant was awarded a six-year real property PILOT and a 15-year personal Property PILOT. The PILOT approval allowed the Applicant to create 225 Net New jobs, invest $11.75 million in real property and $230 million in personal property at its facility located at 3601 Riverport Road, Memphis, Tennessee.

In 2012, the Applicant was awarded a 15-year Retention PILOT. The PILOT approval allowed the Applicant to retain 398 jobs, create 27 Net New jobs and invest $10 million in real property, and $103 million in personal property at its facility located at 3601 Riverport Road, Memphis, Tennessee.

Per the Applicant’s 2016 annual reports, the Applicant has exceeded all capital investment requirements and created or retained 425 Net New jobs.

Staff projects $595,493 in local total tax revenues to be received during the PILOT term and a $532,993 benefit to the Applicant.



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Projected Taxes Abated:

City: $232,918 (75%)
County: $300,075 (75%)

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Ramp up Period

2 years


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Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc.

2315 Pier Street, Memphis , TN 38106