UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):   December 10, 2007 

NUCOR CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

1-4119
 
13-1860817
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1915 Rexford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina
 
28211
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (704) 366-7000

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 5, 2007, the board of directors elected John H. Walker to Nucor’s board of directors effective January 1, 2008. The board of directors also elected Mr. Walker to the Audit Committee, the Compensation and Executive Development Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. A copy of the news release announcing his election is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
(c)
Exhibits

99.1
News Release of Nucor Corporation, issued December 10, 2007



SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
     
  NUCOR CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
  By:  
/s/ Terry S. Lisenby
 
Terry S. Lisenby
  Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Executive Vice President

Dated: December 10, 2007
 
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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 
Exhibit No.
Description
   
99.1
News Release of Nucor Corporation, issued December 10, 2007

 
 
 
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Nucor Announces the Addition of John H. Walker to the Nucor Board of Directors

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) is pleased to announce that John H. Walker has been elected to the board of directors effective January 1, 2008. Mr. Walker, 50, currently serves as the chief executive officer of Global Brass and Copper, Inc. ("GBC"). GBC is the leading manufacturer and distributor of copper and copper-alloy products in North America.
 
Mr. Walker is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnical Institute and received his MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. He joins the Nucor board with twenty-five years of industry experience. Prior to his appointment as chief executive officer of GBC in 2007, Mr. Walker served as chief executive officer and president of The Boler Company and Weirton Steel Corporation and as president of flat-rolled products at Kaiser Aluminum Corporation. Mr. Walker also serves on the board of directors of Delphi Corporation and UAL Corporation, the parent company of United Airlines.
 
"We believe that John will be an excellent addition to the Nucor board due to his manufacturing experience and leadership skills," said Dan DiMicco, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Nucor. "We are pleased to welcome him to our team."

Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel -- in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor is North America's largest recycler.