Nucor Builds Steel Micro Mill in Polk County

Nucor Steel, the largest steel company in the U.S., announced its plans to build a 256,000-square-foot micro-mill on approximately 440 acres in Frostproof. Polk County competed with South Carolina for the $240 million project which will employ 250.

Key Takeaways

Need for regional air hub with consumer connectivity and demand

Local Collaboration and innovative thinking to grow infrastructure capacity

Nucor Steel, Frostproof

We are excited to launch our Amazon Air operation at LAL so we can continue to deliver the fast, free shipping our customers in Florida and across the country depend on.

Sarah Rhoads, Vice President of Amazon Global Air

Company Need

With e-commerce on the rise and Florida’s fast-paced growth, Amazon needed a regional hub capable of receiving, sorting and repackaging goods for quick distribution. Air service allows the company an ideal solution to meet Prime member expectations for expedited delivery.  

Why Central Florida

With over 10 million consumers within a 100-mile radius, Polk County offered a consumption-driven profit margin and regional connectivity. Speed to market, rapid response incentive programs and a robust talent pipeline further equipped Amazon’s successful landing to Lakeland Linder.  


Amazon Air’s new airport operation at Lakeland Linder is tailored specifically to service Amazon Air’s larger-scale regional needs. In 2021, Amazon Air typically has over two-dozen flights per day in and out of LAL.  


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