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Prospect Steel in Blytheville, a Lexicon company, has “the most automated fit and weld fabrication facility in the world,” CEO Patrick Schueck says. Its double robotic line, seen here, consists of four welding robots and one fitting robot.
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Mississippi County: Magnet for SteelLock Icon

A new economy built on steel lifts the northeast corner of Arkansas. read more >
A view of the Hernando de Soto Bridge carrying I-40 from Arkansas into Tennessee, as seen from the Bass Pro Lookout atop the Memphis Pyramid.
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I-40 Bridge Nightmare Nearing End, With Luck

No official has given a hard date for when the six-lane Interstate 40 bridge across the Mississippi River will reopen for traffic, but it is beginning to look like the end of July is a good bet. read more >
Construction crews can be seen on the Hernando de Soto Bridge between Memphis and West Memphis in the above photograph stills taken from cameras operated by the Arkansas Department of Transportation on the left and from the Tennessee Department of Transportation on the right.
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West Memphis Adjusting to Bridge Closure

West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon says his town of approximately 25,000 has “probably” lost about $1.5 million in tax revenue. read more >
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Memphis Bridge Waves Red Flag for Infrastructure

The shutdown of the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River and the subsequent logistical nightmare are shining a light on an age-old problem. America’s infrastructure is old. read more >