California: Nucor Corporation launches data center infrastructure unit

Apr 02, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Steelmaker Nucor Corporation this week announced that it has acquired  Southwest Data Products, Inc. (SWDP), a manufacturer and a data center supplier and launched a new business unit that will help better serve its customers in the data center infrastructure industry.

Nucor said SWDP and the newly launched Nucor Data Systems will provide Nucor's Warehouse Systems businesses with expanded capabilities in airflow containment structures, as well as new product capabilities that include manufacturing cabinets/enclosures and caging for data centers, and installation services.

"We are excited to add SWDP and new teammates to our Nucor family of companies. This acquisition will give us new capabilities to serve a rapidly growing market and will bolster Nucor as a preferred supplier to many of the nation's largest and most innovative hyperscale cloud and colocation data center operators," said Chad Utermark, EVP of new markets and innovation. "The SWDP acquisition furthers our expand beyond strategy to invest in steel-centric businesses that operate outside of the cyclical nature of steel production."