Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small mill or plant, especially a steel mill that uses electric furnaces to produce steel from scrap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small mill, especially a steel mill using electric-arc furnaces only for steelmaking.

Etymologies

mini- +‎ mill (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nucor Corp., a minimill, is the largest producer of steel made within the borders of the U.S., having supplanted U.S. S.eel.

    Steel Braces for Impact

  • It isn't feasible to switch entirely over to the minimill process, because some types of steel, such as exposed automotive parts and cans for food, have to be made through the integrated steel process, which is more rust resistant.

    Steel Braces for Impact

  • Daniel DiMicco of Nucor, the nation's largest minimill steelmaker, said last week that "what we are asking is that our government deal with the worst economic slowdown in our lifetime through a recovery program that has in every provision a 'buy America' clause."

    Steel's 'Buy America' Ploy

  • Nucor, the largest minimill and recycler of steep scrap in the U.S., now expects a first-quarter loss of 55 cents to 65 cents a share.

    Steelmaker Nucor Expects Loss

  • It also built a new minimill in Mississippi, which became SeverCorr, and owns the former Rouge Steel in Michigan.

    Severstal Profit Falls as Taxes Rise

  • A site for the Sowetan minimill has been secured at Devland, near the Golden Highway.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A crucial stakeholder will be Eco-S, a Finnish consulting company that has developed the minimill concept and will provide the technological know-how.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A study by Eric von Hippel examined 11 firms in the U.S. minimill steel industry.

    Executive Economics

  • Gerdau is the second largest minimill steel producer, and the second largest recycler in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of over 12 million tons of mill finished steel products.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Porter, who has been with CMC for 19 years, started his career with CMC at the Seguin, Texas minimill, later became general manager of the CMC Steel Arkansas/CMC Southern Post unit in Magnolia, Arkansas and currently heads CMC's Rebar Fabrication Division within the CMC Americas Division.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

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