Building up.Brazilian steel company Grupo Gerdau integrated its operations with Aco Minas Gerais Minas Gerais (mē`nəs zhərīs`) [Port.,=various mines], state (1996 pop. 16,660,691), 226,707 sq mi (587,171 sq km), E Brazil. The capital is Belo Horizonte. Minas Gerais continues to produce more than half of Brazil's mineral wealth. (Acominas), creating a new company to be called Gerdau Acominas that will be 92%-owned by Gerdau. The combined steel production of Gerdau and Acominas during the first nine months of 2003 was 5.2 million metric tons and generated combined revenues of more than US$2.3 billion. Since becoming a shareholder in Acominas in 1997, Gerdau has invested approximately $1.1 billion to capitalize To regard the cost of an improvement or other purchase as a capital asset for purposes of determining Income Tax liability. To calculate the net worth upon which an investment is based. To issue company stocks or bonds to finance an investment. and modernize mod·ern·ize
v. mo·dern·ized, mo·dern·iz·ing, mo·dern·iz·es
To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update.
To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style. the company's operations. Now, Gerdau Acominas will invest an estimated $1.2 billion to double production at its Ouro Branco Ouro Branco is a municipality located in the center of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its population is 35,000 (2005).. References
1. ^ IBGE -  plant to 6 million tons.