Nucor Steel Arkansas

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Nucor Steel is a manufacturer of Hot Band, Cold Roll, Galvanized, Galvanneal and Painted Sheet Steel used in a variety of end products, such as automotive, energy, construction, appliance, agriculture equipment and heavy truck and trailers. Operations began in Mississippi County in 1987 and since 2018 Nucor has invested approximately $750 million into its facilities. These investments occurred because of the assets in Mississippi County that support Nucor’s operations: dedicated workforce and industry training at Arkansas Northeastern College; diverse transportation modes via the Mississippi River, BNSF Railroad and interstate system connectivity; reliable and sufficient energy; and its Mid-South location to access a growing customer base. 

Partnerships are invaluable to Nucor’s growth in Mississippi County. Blytheville Mayor and City Council are responsive and helpful. Leadership of the Mississippi County Quorum Court provide clarity and vision for the community as the county transform its industrial base. The Mississippi County Electric Co-op understands the importance of heavy industry and the relationship between industry and residents. The Great River Economic Development Foundation continues to explore other business opportunities to complement industry.


  • 2019/2020/2021 Year to Date > with more than 3 million hours without an OSHA Recordable Injury

  • 2014 & 2019 Fastmarkets Global Award for Steel Excellence – Steel Producer of the Year

  • Nucor President’s Awards for Safety and Environmental

  • ISO TS 16949:2009 Automotive Quality Management Certified

  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certified

  • Certified Arkansas Tree Farm

  • 2019 and 2020 General Motors “Supplier of the Year” Award

  • Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce Large Industry of the Year Award

The greatest advantages of Mississippi County are the work ethic and the determination to succeed of the workforce in Mississippi County and surrounding areas.
Lisa Johns, ISO Supervisor

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