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Investing in Students’ Futures With ANC President Christopher Heigle

Heigle became ANC’s fifth president on July 1, 2023. read more >
Atlas Tube workers tour the company's new electric resistance steel mill in Blytheville.
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Zekelman Plans $120M Expansion of Atlas Tube Facilities in Blytheville

Along with the expansion, Zekelman said it would provide $250,000 for a workforce training program at Arkansas Northeastern College. read more >
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State-Funded ‘Boot Camp’ Aims to Train 500 Steel Workers

The two-week program will provide entry-level knowledge to those looking to land a job in the state's growing steel industry. read more >
Construction / Education / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Mississippi County Rebuilds on Steel

With its recent revenue jump due to the steel industry, government officials hope to attract new residents and reverse a longtime decline in population. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing

Why the Steel Industry Is Forging Ahead (Austin Grinder Commentary)

What’s driving the surge in our steel industry? Arkansas uses four factors to its advantage in attracting steelmakers: incentives, a ready workforce, our prime location and competitive electricity rates. read more >
Education / Energy

2 Colleges to Cut Energy Expenses With Johnson Controls

Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville and North Arkansas College in Harrison have signed separate efficiency performance contracts. read more >
The facility that electric vehicle maker Envirotech purchased in Osceola to be its first U.S. manufacturing center
Construction / Manufacturing / Retail

Why Arkansas? Envirotech CEO Says Natural, Man-Made Resources Sparked Interest

Phillip Oldridge also discussed key players in the decision and the company's plans for its new facility. read more >
James Shemwell

New $14M Center Enhances ANC’s Workforce Training Mission

When Arkansas Northeastern College opened its new Center for Allied Technologies, it consolidated three facilities, enhanced its role as a leader in custom training and education and brought the world to its doorstep. read more >
From left: Abby Turner, Abby White, Griffin Brown and Emilee Roberson are all students who are attending college with the help of the Arkadelphia Promise program.
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Promises Are Kept, Paving A Broader Path To College

Southern Bancorp Inc., the Ross Foundation and Murphy Oil Corp. are spending millions on Promise scholarships that sponsors and an administrator say have increased the college-going rate of high school graduates in Arkadelphia and El Dorado. read more >
Michael Mechley, Vice President of Procurement for Zekelman Indusries (left) and Big River Steel CEO Dave Stickle.
Manufacturing / Nonprofits

Big River Steel Sells First Coil, Commissions Two Areas

Big River Steel says operations have begun in its melt shop and hot mill, the next step in a phased start-up of the $1.3 billion plant near Osceola. read more >
Arkansas Northeastern College Center for Allied Technologies.
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Arkansas Northeastern College of Blytheville Starts $13M Construction Project

The center will be about 85,000 SF and combine three of the school’s existing centers: the Harry L. Crisp Center, the Burdette Center and the Aircraft & Metals Engineering Center. The Crisp Center is for customized industrial training, which provides training for companies. Some of the training is for college credit and some isn’t, Shemwell said. read more >
Construction / Education / Manufacturing

Construction Technology Certificate to Help Provide Jobs at Big River Steel

Four institutions in northeast Arkansas hope their planning will help people in the area land a job on the Big River Steel construction project. read more >

Arkansas Northeastern College Names 2 Finalists for President

Arkansas Northeastern College has narrowed its search for the school's next president to two finalists. read more >