Rep. Parkhurst Facilitates Meeting to Help Expand Nucor Steel

Kankakee, IL – State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) this week worked with House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R – Western Springs) and Governor Bruce Rauner to garner support for Nucor Steel Kankakee County’s efforts to receive a $180 million expansion of its merchant bar operations at the Bourbonnais Nucor Plant.

“This expansion would be great for Kankakee County, great for the 79th District, and great for Illinois. I am proud to work with Nucor to win this project for Illinois to create 75 new jobs in the area. Manufacturing is vital to our district and Nucor’s commitment to its team members and this community is an asset.”

Rep. Parkhurst arranged a visit by Governor Rauner and Leader Durkin to tour Nucor on October 23rd as part of the governor’s “Built in Illinois” tour.