In 2017, Big River Steel began operations at its $1.3 billion scrap metal recycling and flat-rolled steel production facility. Since then, Big River Steel has provided steel to over 225 customers in the automotive, energy, construction and agricultural industries. Based on its early success, Big River Steel completed its Phase Two expansion in November of 2020 to enhance its product capabilities, further improve the efficiency of operations, and continue its development of the most demanding steel grades, including steel grades used in hybrid and electrical vehicles.
Although transportation is the main reason for locating in Mississippi County, other assets positively support successful Big River Steel operations. Favorable electrical rates, the business-friendly attitude of state and local officials, and proximity to both the northern and southern auto corridor were all also considerations. But by far the greatest advantage to Mississippi County and the surrounding area was, and remains, the dedicated men and women who have joined the Big River team.
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Energy Excellence Award Finalist (2019)
Fastmarkets AMM Awards for Steel Excellence Finalist (2018 and 2019)
S&P Platts Global Metals Award Finalist (2019)
US Green Building Council Arkansas Green Building of the Year Award (2017)
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Polaris Habitat Stewardship Award (2016/2017)
Osceola/South Mississippi County Chamber of Commerce Large Business/Industry of the Year Award (2016)