Nucor, Northeast College Celebrate National Award

NORFOLK - A ceremony was held this morning at the Nucor Detailing Center in Norfolk in honor of an award the company shares with Northeast Community College. Earlier this year, a partnership between Nucor and Northeast was named one of five finalists for the inaugural Outstanding Workforce Development Award from the American Association of Community Colleges.  J.J. Snodgrass, development director for Nucor, says the effort started in about 2004 and Northeast has been able to triple the size of its drafting department to feed detailers to the Nucor facility. He says the partnership was a large part in the decision to build the Detailing Center in Norfolk. Snodgrass says the Nucor Detailing Center has about 80 teammates at this time, and more than 60 percent of them are graduates of Northeast Community College.