Houston Company Announces $900M Agreement with Nucor

Houston Company Announces $900M Agreement with Nucor

Energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan Inc.(KMI) of Houston announced on Tuesday its new, $900 million 10-year agreement with Nucor Corporation to provide in-plant services for two Nucor facilities in Blytheville and three others in in Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.
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Ozarks Electric Cooperative to Start Broadband Project in Northwest Arkansas

Ozarks Electric Cooperative plans to start this week the first phase of its plan to bring high-speed, fiber-optic connections to the cooperative's service area through a subsidiary called OzarksGo.
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Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.
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USDA Awards $14.6M for Arkansas Wetlands Restoration

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that USDA is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 States.
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