Nucor invites you to come on in and ‘Tour for the Cure’

You have probably passed its huge North Delridge facility myriad times, but unless you work at Nucor, chances are you’ve never been inside. Want a firsthand look? Here’s a chance to go behind the scenes while contributing to a cause:

For the past 3 years Nucor Seattle has participated in the West Seattle Relay for Life, raising funds for cancer research in the quest to find a cure. Last year Nucor donated $7,500 to this worthwhile cause and is currently fundraising with hopes of beating that donation.

Team Nucor would like to host a “Tour for the Cure” event on Saturday, June 4th. Nucor employees will be available to take up to 50 people on a tour of the Seattle Steel Plant in return for a suggested monetary donation of $10 (although we will happily accept larger donations). All donations received will be matched by Nucor in hopes of meeting our overall fundraising goal of $10,000. We will have 3 tours – 10 am, 10:30 am, and 1 pm.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Tricia Sweat at 206-933-2316 or Again, the tour is limited to the first 50 responses and will be available on a first contact, first signed up basis. Please keep in mind you must be at least 18 years of age, be capable of climbing stairs, and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes with socks.

The Relay for Life-West Seattle event is taking place on June 10th – 11th at the West Seattle Stadium. Please see its website for more information.

(WSB has joined the R4LWS sponsor lineup this year for the first time. If you would like to participate in the overnight relay itself, it’s not too late – find out more here.)

11 Replies to "Nucor invites you to come on in and 'Tour for the Cure'"

  • dsa May 18, 2011 (1:25 pm)

    I did a tour there in grade school 50 years ago and highly recommend it.

  • luke May 18, 2011 (1:57 pm)

    Seattle as we know it would not exist without this company.

  • squareeyes May 18, 2011 (2:33 pm)

    I participated in a group tour of Nucor a few weeks ago and it was extremely fascinating. They don’t have a person who’s sole job is conducting tours, so groups might get priority with individuals slotted in where possible. In other words, take advantage of this opportunity!

  • Maggie 'SudsyMaggie' Sudduth May 18, 2011 (2:59 pm)

    I was able to get in on the 1pm tour! Can’t wait.

  • Trish@Nucor May 18, 2011 (3:04 pm)

    Thanks for the great response. Slots are filling up quickly and I’m excited to use this as a fundraiser for a great cause.

    Please indicate what time slot you’re interested in if you are responding – we are doing 10am, 11am, or 1pm.That will help me immensely! I will post when the spots are all filled. Thanks!

  • Lorelee May 18, 2011 (6:40 pm)

    What a great idea! My son is fascinated with the operation as we pass by on the bus. He’s too young to appreciate a tour, but maybe when he’s 4 or 5 and beyond -I’d recommend you put this on parent map as a special activity!

  • WSB May 18, 2011 (6:46 pm)

    Unfortunately, as the Nucor announcement says, you have to be 18. I think Parent Map’s cutoff is earlier … TR

  • timh2o May 18, 2011 (6:58 pm)

    I went on a tour of this facility some years back and it was one of the best behind the scenes I’ve ever had. Watching the rebar being formed is something to behold.

  • Eddie May 18, 2011 (7:58 pm)

    Toured several years ago and was absolutely fastinated! Well worth the price of admission.

  • Trish@Nucor May 19, 2011 (7:32 am)

    Thanks for all the response!!! All 3 tours are full!! Thank you to the WS community for making this fundraising event a success.

  • Shelby May 19, 2011 (8:43 am)

    Take the tour! I went through the facility a few years ago as a part of my MBA program and love knowing what’s going on as I drive past Nucor every day. (P.S. I am a female and LOVED the tour so steel isn’t just for the boys)

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