As the largest mini-mill operator and metals recycler in the U.S., Nucor (NYSE:NUE) is a steel company that has some unique advantages over its peers, and these have allowed it to grow margins quickly. But, in this time of below-average demand and utilization of steel in the U.S., can Nucor continue to perform well in 2013? In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman tells us whether this trend could spell long-term trouble for the company, and what the housing recovery trend might mean for Nucor and steel.

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