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Investing in Arkansas Steel with Global Principal Partners’ David Stickler

Stickler is senior managing partner at Global Principal Partners LLC of Miami, the company behind the $700 million rebar mill in Osceola. read more >
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Big River Steel Launches New EV-Focused Production Line in Osceola

The main product being manufactured on the line is InduX, a very wide, ultra-thin and lightweight steel with all the magnetic properties necessary for electric vehicles. read more >
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Hammering Out a Deal (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A possible buyout of U.S. Steel Corp. promises complications both political and regulatory. read more >

Eyes on U.S. Steel (Editorial)

Although U.S. Steel is based in Pittsburgh, a potential buyout has big ramifications for Arkansas. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing

Hybar Begins Construction on $700M Rebar Mill in Osceola

The project, announced in November, will support the state's growing steel industry. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing

Jim Bell’s Journey Back to Osceola

Bell is the vice president of construction at U.S. Steel. read more >
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$327M Driver Solar Farm Going In Alongside Big River Steel’s New Mill

The project, aptly named Driver Solar, will drive up to 40% of operations of the new steel plant, about 230 megawatts of Big River II’s 550-megawatt demand. read more >
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With $3B New Mill, Big River Still Rising

Big River 2 is scheduled to be producing by the third quarter of 2024, just two years after construction began. read more >
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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 >
Eight business leaders in Arkansas share career lessons, advice and management tips.
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Lessons Learned: Women in Business Offer Leadership AdviceLock Icon

Read what eight Arkansas women have to say about their management experience. read more >

Lessons Learned: It’s OK To Make A Mistake (Lenore Trammell)Lock Icon

A leader should be confident as the subject-matter expert for whatever field she’s in, Trammell says. read more >
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Mike Ross, Daniel Brown Join ARA Board of Trustees

The Southwest Power Pool and Big River Steel executives will help drive innovation in critical industries in the state, Arkansas Research Alliance leadership said. read more >
State and local officials and U.S. Steel executives break ground on the company's new mill in Osceola, Arkansas.
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Arkansas Steel, Past and Future (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas’ steel industry is a stunning success story, but challenges remain for what has become a crucial industry in Mississippi County. read more >
A thin slab caster at Big River Steel in Osceola, Arkansas
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Big River Steel Lands Production Deal With GM

The facility in Osceola will provide sustainably-made steel as the auto giant goes all-electric. read more >
David Stickler, CEO of Highbar LLC
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$500M Rebar Mill Planned for Northeast Arkansas

A new company led by former Big River Steel CEO David Stickler is behind the project. read more >
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Entergy Plans Largest Solar Array Yet, to Power US Steel in Osceola

The project on 2,100 acres is big enough to power more than 40,000 homes. read more >
Representatives from Southeast Mississippi County Regional Medical Center join U. S. Steel’s Chief Operating Officer of Big River Steel Works Dan Brown, far right, for the presentation of a $425,000 donation. The gift is part of $1 million in donations that U.S. Steel gave to area organizations.
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US Steel Donates $1M to Organizations in Mississippi County

More than $425,000 was given to relocate the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center's emergency room. read more >

A Big Deal for Energy, Tinged Green All Over

Incentives for buying EVs, renewable energy production and domestic manufacturing look particularly good for Arkansas businesses. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Here’s to the Voters (Editorial)

Decades of vision, planning, collaboration and toil are coming to fruition in Arkansas as the state’s steel industry levels up again. But one cohort crucial to the success deserves praise, too: the citizens of Mississippi County. 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 >