North Star BlueScope Steel is a valuable part of our business portfolio. Established in 1997, the facilities of this highly productive mini-mill are among the newest in North America, and use leading edge steelmaking technologies and processes. Around 2 million tonnes of hot rolled coil are produced annually from North Star's dual electric arc furnaces, using scrap metal, pig iron and alloys. North Star BlueScope Steel ranks fifth by volume in the production of hot rolled coil in North America, and is consistently voted the number one flat rolled steel supplier in North America in the annual Jacobson Survey of steel customers measuring customer satisfaction.
In October 2015, BlueScope acquired the remaining 50 per cent of North Star BlueScope Steel from Cargill Inc. to move to full ownership of this business. More