Gov. Jared Polis joined EVRAZ North America in Pueblo Wednesday to break ground on a $500 million long rail mill that will employ about 300 people when complete, and have the capability of make ¼-mile long sections of rail.
Construction on the state-of-the art, ½-mile long rail building will employ about 800 construction workers and use 7,000 tons of steel, 52,000 yards of concrete and 5 million pounds of rebar “made here in Pueblo,” said David Ferryman, EVRAZ senior vice president for the Pueblo business unit at EVRAZ North America.
It will open in late 2022 or early 2023.
“The rail mill will be powered by the 1,800 solar farms being constructed at the steel mill which is due to be complete by the end of the year the most green steel facility in North America and maybe the world,” said Skip Herald, CEO for EVRAZ North America.