Johnson Controls partners with Nucor to help recycle nearly 100% of scrap steel

May 9, 2023
Nucor will remelt the scrap steel using electric arc furnace (EAF) technology before selling the remelted steel back to Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls partners with Nucor to help recycle nearly 100% of scrap steel Johnson Controls is collaborating with Nucor Corporation to introduce a steel recycling program. According to the company, 70% of Johnson Controls steel purchases in the U.S. are manufactured from recycled scrap materials. This newly announced partnership will allow Nucor to recycle nearly 100% of the secondary scrap steel at Johnson Controls manufacturing sites in the U.S. Nucor will remelt the scrap steel using electric arc furnace (EAF) technology before selling the remelted steel back to Johnson Controls.

In a recent quote, Noah Hanners, Executive Vice President of Raw Materials for Nucor Corporation, said, "We are excited to work more closely with Johnson Controls and build on our longstanding relationship by developing this recycling program. Nucor pioneered the use of EAF technology in the late 1960s, and we are now one of the cleanest, most sustainable steel producers in the world. We formed Nucor Industrial Recycling to work with our steel customers to find new and better ways to return steel scrap directly from manufacturing facilities to our steel mills for re-melting to make new steel products. This closed-loop recycling program is a great example of how we work with our customers to improve resource efficiency in the steel supply chain."