Rep. Parkhurst Excited for Bourbonnais Nucor Expansion

Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) today released the following statement on the announcement the Bourbonnais Nucor Plant will receive the $180 million merchant bar expansion project:

“It is satisfying and exciting to see our efforts effectively assist our area in receiving the Nucor merchant bar expansion. The expansion will add up to 100 new jobs and represents an investment of $180 million.  This is huge for the 79th District. I was proud to lead this coordinated, multifaceted effort between Nucor, Governor Rauner, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R—Western Springs), and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to garner support for and ultimately the selection of Bourbonnais Nucor for this expansion. Utility partners ComEd and Nicor Gas are commended for working to ensure this investment came to fruition. I thank Nucor for its commitment to their team members, our community, and our state.”