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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.
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Nippon Steel Delays Closing of Acquisition of US Steel

The U.S. Department of Justice requested more documentation related to the deal. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Reading the Future: Steel (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Executives are envisioning a vibrant short- and long-term future in steel for Arkansas, particularly in Mississippi County. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Biden Vows to Block Japanese Acquisition of US Steel

“American-owned, American-operated by American union steelworkers — the best in the world — and that’s going to happen, I promise you,” he said. 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.
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies

US Steel Shareholders Approve Takeover by Japan’s Nippon Steel

The proposed transaction has raised concerns about what the sale could mean for unionized workers, supply chains and U.S. national security. read more >
Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Technology

A-State Steel Research Center Gets $10M From US Spending Package

The multimillion-dollar facility will support partnerships with steel manufacturers for research, process improvements and testing of advanced materials. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Biden Comes Out in Opposition to Proposed Sale of US Steel to Japanese Company

The president said that it's "vital" for U.S. Steel, which is investing billions in northeast Arkansas, to "remain an American steel company that is domestically owned and operated." read more >
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Arkansas’ Biggest Deals in 2023 Total $29B

The No. 1 deal was Nippon Steel’s planned $14.9 billion purchase of U.S. Steel. 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.
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Eyes on Steel — Again (Editorial)

We’re hopeful that Nippon Steel’s $14.9 billion purchase of U.S. Steel means good things for Arkansas. 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.
Construction / Industry / Manufacturing / Public Companies

US Steel to be Acquired for More Than $14B by Nippon Steel

U.S. Steel is a major employer in northeast Arkansas and is currently building a $3 billion mill in Osceola. read more >
Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

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 >
Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies

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 / 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 >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Public Companies

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 >
A thin slab caster at Big River Steel in Osceola, Arkansas
Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

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 >
Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to Commerce Secretary Mike Preston (center) and Hugh McDonald, the former Entergy Arkansas Inc. CEO who she will nominate to lead the Commerce Department.
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics

Reinforcing the Workforce (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Businesses might be encouraged by the new governor’s emphasis on education and workforce development. read more >
Olympus Construction executives and Missisippi County officials break ground on the Riverback Estates housing development in Osceola on Nov. 16, 2022
Construction / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Olympus Breaks Ground on $30M Housing Development in Osceola

The 100-home development is expected to help address growing demand for housing as the manufacturing industry grows in Mississippi County. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy / Investments / Manufacturing

Cheap Arkansas Power, Fuel for Making Money

Utility customers get a good rate for electricity just by living in Arkansas, but how do you get an even lower rate? Start a business that burns through kilowatts, like steel mills or a crypto mining. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Public Companies

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 >
Energy / Government & Politics

Power and Politics: A Regulatory View (Ted Thomas Commentary)

As energy prices continue to rise, Thomas talks regulation and innovation. read more >