Tagged: big river steel

Sun Paper, Hutchinson Sign Intent Letter to Study $1.4B South Arkansas Plant

by Lance Turner 11/23/2015 11:23 am

A long-planned paper plant in south Arkansas has taken another step forward. Shandong Sun Paper Industry on Monday signed a letter of intent with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to study building a $1.4 billion pulp mill in the area.

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc.

Arkansas Court Hears Case Over Steel Mill Permit

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2015 11:49 am

A steel company is asking a state appeals court to reverse a regulatory panel's decision to approve an air permit for a rival's $1.1 billion plant in northeast Arkansas.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Big River Tabs David Stickler as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 3:41 pm

Stickler is a member of Big River's board of directors and had served as its chief administrative officer. In addition, board member Dan Murray was appointed chairman and Big River Construction Manager Jim Bell was elected to the board.

Big River's John Correnti Found Dead in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 9:01 am

John Correnti, CEO of Big River Steel, was found dead Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. A cause of death has not been released. Correnti was leading the $1.3 billion steel mill project being built south of Osceola in Mississippi County.

Special Session Puts Focus Back on Jobs (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/18/2015 6:59 am

An effort to lure a major defense contract to south Arkansas is offering Gov. Asa Hutchinson a chance to put the focus back on jobs weeks after a legislative session that ended with an unexpected fight over a religious objections law. But the special session planned later this month could also renew the debate over how much a Republican-controlled Legislature is willing to shed its dislike of government spending in exchange for the promise of a major economic development project.

Sen. John Boozman Plans 2 Stops in Northeastern Arkansas

by Associated Press 5/1/2015 7:35 am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman is scheduled to make two stops in northeastern Arkansas.

Nucor Files Appeal Notice Filed In Its Lawsuit Against Big River Steel

by Associated Press 3/23/2015 9:34 am

A steel company has filed notice that it will appeal the dismissal of its lawsuit against a rival.

Judge Dismisses Nucor's Federal Lawsuit Against Big River Steel

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 3:11 pm

A lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a steel mill in northeast Arkansas has been dismissed.

In Federal Court, Nucor Argues Against Big River Steel Mill

by Associated Press 1/16/2015 3:35 pm

Opponents of a new steel mill under construction in eastern Arkansas argued in a court hearing Friday that they didn't forfeit their right to sue to stop the plant just because the state had already issued a permit.

The Glass Is Half Full (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Arkansans and Americans in general seem to be feeling blue these days. Maybe a deluge of negative political advertising bludgeoned us into sadness. Perhaps I’m a “glass half-full” guy because I keep noticing that, nationally and within Arkansas, there are positive economic indicators.

DRA Investing $3.7M in Delta Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2014 1:46 pm

The DRA estimates the eight Arkansas investments can help create and retain 1,050 local jobs for local residents. The projects include water and sewer improvements for the Big River Steel project in Osceola.

Mississippi Could Be Site for $1.2B Aluminum Mill

by Associated Press 11/18/2014 7:12 am

Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 workers. But the company CEO says Arkansas, Tennessee and other states might also be in the running.

TMW to Open $20M Plant Near Big River Steel, Employ 45

by Mark Carter 10/28/2014 2:32 pm

A company called The Materials Works Ltd. (TMW) reveals plans to build a flat rolled toll processing center adjacent to Big River Steel, which is now under construction just south of Osceola. The $20 million TMW plant will create 45 jobs.

John Correnti, Governor Break Ground on $1.3B Big River Steel Mill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/22/2014 11:17 am

Steel executive John Correnti, Gov. Mike Beebe and other state and local leaders marked the groundbreaking of the $1.3 billion Big River Steel project Monday in Osceola.

Groundbreakings Planned on Major Arkansas Projects

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 5:33 pm

Construction work is set to begin this week on two highly anticipated projects in Arkansas: a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola and the new $50 million museum in Fort Smith honoring the U.S. Marshals Service.

Big River Steel Gets Extension in Nucor Lawsuit Over Mill

by Associated Press 9/10/2014 10:36 am

A judge is giving Big River Steel more time to respond to a federal lawsuit that seeks to stop the billion-dollar project from moving forward in northeast Arkansas. The lawsuit filed by Nucor Steel seeks to block Big River Steel from building its $1.3 billion steel mill south of Osceola.

Big River Steel Plans to Break Ground Sept. 22

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 7:29 am

Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to attend an invitation-only groundbreaking for an Osceola steel mill that's been sued by a competing company.

Nucor Steel Files Lawsuit Against Big River Steel

by Associated Press 8/12/2014 7:25 am

Nucor Steel has filed a lawsuit in federal court that attempts to block a competitor from opening a mill in Mississippi County.