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Steel Companies Donate $1M to Cold War Museum

Nucor Steel Arkansas and Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. each donated $500,000. read more >
The Big River Steel Flex Mill near Osceola uses as much energy as Afghanistan, says Steve Pienaar, logistics manager at Big River.
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US Steel Picks Northeast Arkansas for $3B Mill

Arkansas had been competing against Alabama and Mississippi for the project. read more >
Gov. Mike Beebe and John Correnti at the Jan. 29, 2013, news conference announcing plans for a $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County. 
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All the Right Moves (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas has made some good bets in Mississippi County and they continue to pay off. It’s worth remembering how improbable the biggest of those seemed. read more >
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 >
Tom Schueck
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Lexicon Growth Continues Following Founder’s DeathLock Icon

Lexicon’s 2020 performance included the start of a $100 million job for Tesla in Austin, Texas, and continuing work for Nucor and Big River Steel. read more >
Dickie Kennemore
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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 >
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 >
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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 >
The Garage, at 219 South Church Street, is a maker and co-working space that's part of the A-State Innovation System.
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Governor, Business Mark Phase One of A-State Innovation System

Regional business leaders, government officials and Arkansas State University employees gathered in downtown Jonesboro this week to launch the Garage, the first phase of A-State Innovation System. read more >

Worker Killed in Accident at Nucor Steel Mill in Blytheville

A locomotive operator at Nucor-Yamato Steel in Blytheville has died following at accident at the mill. read more >

OSHA Fines Nucor Steel $56K After Employee Death

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Little Rock has fined Nucor-Yamato Steel Inc. $56,000 after an employee died in April at the Blytheville plant. read more >