Located in Ouro Branco in the Minas Gerais province this plant also known as Gerdau Acominas is the company's largest steelmaking operation in the Americas. The plant has historically produced sections and rod for use in the construction sector. From 2013 the plant will also be producing hot rolled coil for the automotive sector. Following further investment Gerdau plans to be producing plate from H2 2016. Gerdau's plant at Ouro Branco benefits from captive iron ore from Gerdau's Miguel Burnier and Varzea do Lopes mines in Minas Gerais just 9 kilometres away.