Tagged: big river steel

Entergy Arkansas Juices Economic Development

by Kyle Massey 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Entergy, which serves over 700,000 electric customers in Arkansas, has long been an engine of economic development, a gene present in the company’s DNA since its birth more than a century ago.

CEO: Big River Steel to Remain Independent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2018 7:18 am

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.

Ordinance Opens Osceola to Commercial Business

by Todd Traub 10/3/2018 2:01 pm

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.

New $14M Center Enhances ANC's Workforce Training Mission

by Todd Traub 8/29/2018 1:04 pm

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.

Update: Big River Steel to Spend $1.2B to Expand, Add 500 Jobs

by Lance Turner 6/29/2018 10:07 am

Big River Steel announces that it will spend $1.2 billion to expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola, a move that will create an additional 500 jobs there.

Trump’s Tariffs: Steel Builders Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

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.

Union Partners to Build Facility on Big River Steel Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 10:12 am

Union Partners announced Thursday its plans to build a new steel processing facility on the Osceola campus of Big River Steel.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2018: John Correnti

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

John Correnti was a people person, a positive thinker and loved "pushing production."

Rick Crawford Named Co-Chair of House Steel Caucus

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/25/2017 2:43 pm

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., has been named co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Steel Caucus.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 9:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

SPONSORED: 4 Reasons Why Big River Steel Chose Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 12:00 am

An interview with Mark Bula, CCO of Big River Steel, who shares the essential reasons Big River Steel came to Arkansas.

Farmers Bank & Trust Branches Out to Wilson

by George Waldon 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Farmers Bank & Trust of Blytheville is deepening its market penetration in Mississippi County with a Wilson location. The branch affords an opportunity that belies the size of the community (population 900).

Mississippi County’s Nucor: 3 Decades, 4 Facilities

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

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.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Manufacturing

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A manufacturing resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Big River Plant Processes First Batch of Steel

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2016 11:46 am

Big River Steel said Friday that it has commissioned its first steel-processing machinery, the first step in a phased start-up of the $1.3 billion plant near Osceola.

Steel Processing Company to Open Facility Near Osceola

by Associated Press 2/25/2016 8:19 am

Another company involved in the steel industry has announced plans for a new facility in northeastern Arkansas.

Sun Paper, Hutchinson Sign Intent Letter to Study $1.4B South Arkansas Plant

by Lance Turner 11/23/2015 11:23 am

A long-planned paper plant in south Arkansas has taken another step forward. Shandong Sun Paper Industry on Monday signed a letter of intent with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to study building a $1.4 billion pulp mill in the area.

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc.

Arkansas Court Hears Case Over Steel Mill Permit

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2015 11:49 am

A steel company is asking a state appeals court to reverse a regulatory panel's decision to approve an air permit for a rival's $1.1 billion plant in northeast Arkansas.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.