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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 >
Education / Energy

Arkansas Studies Nuclear Recycling for Mini-Reactors

State Rep. Jack Ladyman sponsored a law in the recent legislative session, Act 259, requiring the state to investigate the technical and economic potential for recycling spent nuclear fuel rods. read more >
Construction / Energy / Investments

Arkansas’ Power Players (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Two power generation plans could position Arkansas as a leader in alternative energy. read more >
State and local officials and U.S. Steel executives break ground on the company's new mill in Osceola, Arkansas.
Energy / Manufacturing

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 >
Steel coils on display during a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of U.S. Steel's new $3 billion mill in Osceola, Arkansas. 
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With Steel, State Lures Interlocking IndustriesLock Icon

Like all kinds of constructors, Arkansas economic developers have learned that steel offers a sturdy base to build on. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing

No Delay Seen in Conway Structurlam ProjectLock Icon

Hardy Wentzel, the CEO of Structurlam Mass Timber Corp. of Penticton, British Columbia, has been watching Arkansas COVID-19 pandemic news quite intently the past month. read more >
Manufacturing / Public Companies

Nucor, Governor Celebrate $230M Cold Mill at Hickman

Nucor Corp. marks the opening of its $230 million specialty cold mill complex in Hickman, which has added 100 jobs to the steel giant's Arkansas payroll. read more >

Nucor CEO to Retire, Company Names Successor

John Ferriola will retire as chairman and CEO of Nucor Corp. on Dec. 31, and the company’s board of directors has named Leon Topalian president and COO. read more >
MaryEmily Slate, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Arkansas, says the plant is investing almost half a billion dollars into its expansion.
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Nucor and Arkansas: Magnet and SteelLock Icon

Nucor Corp.’s new cold mill in Mississippi County could be opening right as the company is experiencing record earnings. read more >
An electric arc furnace at Big River Steel’s Flex Mill near Osceola. Since the mill opened, it has provided hundreds of jobs and a big boost to the local economy.
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Big River, Big Gift: Osceola Steel Mill ‘Keeps On Giving’Lock Icon

Big River Steel, which sits on 1,300 acres not far from Osceola in Mississippi County, employs more than 500 workers at an average annual salary exceeding $75,000. read more >
Manufacturing

CEO: Big River Steel to Remain Independent

Big River Steel, which this summer said it would expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola, says it will remain an independent company, according to a report by Fastmarkets AMM. read more >
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Ordinance Opens Osceola to Commercial Business

As it enjoys a boom in industrial jobs, thanks in large part to the steel industry, Osceola has passed a city ordinance designed to draw commercial business and improve the quality of life. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Accusations Fly as Firms Seek to Avoid Trump’s Steel Tariff

U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump's tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests. read more >
In North Little Rock, Summertree Apartments, bordered in blue, and Valley View Apartments, bordered in yellow, were both sold to a Houston company for a combined $6.4 million.
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NLR Apartment Combo Sold for $6.4M; Nucor’s Conway Site Goes for $4.4MLock Icon

Adjoining apartment complexes in North Little Rock and a 124-acre industrial spread in Conway lead off some recent big real estate deals. read more >
Construction / Real Estate

Calstrip Plans $15M Investment, 45 Jobs Near Blytheville

Calstrip Industries Inc. of Mira Loma, California, announces plans to invest $15 million in a new 100,000-SF steel processing plant on the campus of Nucor Steel Arkansas. read more >
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Trump’s Tariffs: Steel Builders Weigh InLock Icon

President Donald Trump’s trade skirmish with China may pose a billion-dollar threat to Arkansas’ economy, or may be just a blip, a negotiating tactic. read more >
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark.
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Rick Crawford Named Co-Chair of House Steel Caucus

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., has been named co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Steel Caucus. read more >
MaryEmily Slate of Nucor.
Manufacturing

Nucor Corp. Plans New $230M Mill at Blytheville, 100 Jobs

Nucor Corp. says it will add a $230 million cold mill to its Blytheville operation as it seeks to grow sales to the automotive market. read more >
Energy / Manufacturing

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. read more >
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Mississippi County’s Nucor: 3 Decades, 4 Facilities

In Mississippi County, the big news in steel these days is Big River. But the firmly established player in northeast Arkansas steel is Nucor Corp., the largest steelmaker in the United States. read more >