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Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Efficient, agile, smart, Seattle’s steel mill keeps the fires burning

Molten metal bars are cut and cooled as they leave the melting room at Nucor Steel. These bars are then reheated and shaped into rebar and other metal pieces. Steam produced from this process — and sometimes the glowing billets themselves — are visible to motorists passing over the West Seattle Bridge.