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

-------------------------

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):   September 4, 2008 

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.)
-------------------------

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 
o
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
o
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
o
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
o
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))





Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 4, 2008, the board of directors elected Christopher J. Kearney to Nucor’s board of directors effective October 1, 2008. The board of directors also elected Mr. Kearney 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 September 4, 2008



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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dated: September 5, 2008 By:   /s/ Terry S. Lisenby
 
Terry S. Lisenby
  Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Executive Vice President


2


INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 

Exhibit No.
Description
   
99.1
News Release of Nucor Corporation, issued September 4, 2008





3


 
NUCOR ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF CHRISTOPHER J. KEARNEY
 
TO THE NUCOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, September 4, 2008 - Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Kearney has been elected to the board of directors effective October 1, 2008. Mr. Kearney, 53, currently serves as the chairman, president and chief executive officer of SPX Corporation. SPX, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a multi-industry manufacturing leader, focused on providing solutions that support the expansion of global infrastructure, with particular emphasis on the growing worldwide demand for energy and power. The company, which employs 17,000 people worldwide in over 35 countries, had revenues of $4.8 billion in 2007.

Mr. Kearney holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from DePaul University Law School. He joins the Nucor board with twenty years of industry experience. Mr. Kearney joined SPX in 1997 as vice president, secretary and general counsel and an officer of the company. He was named president, chief executive officer and a director of SPX in 2004. He added the title of chairman in 2007.

“We believe that Chris will be an excellent addition to the Nucor board due to his industry experience and leadership skills,” said Dan DiMicco, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Nucor. “We are pleased to welcome him to our team.”

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Nucor makes more steel in America than any other company. 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, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and non ferrous scrap. Nucor is North America's largest recycler.
 
 
Nucor Executive Offices: 1915 Rexford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211
Phone 704-366-7000 Fax 704-362-4208 www.nucor.com