Big River Steel Mill Touches Off Economic Boom in Osceola

As workers complete the final stages of the $1.3 billion Big River Steel Mill, the dominoes have begun falling into place for companies that will play a role in supplying the steel mill, according to a recent report in The Commercial Appeal.

Mid-River Terminal, a new Osceola vendor to the steel mill, has a $40 million plant that employs 130 workers. It unloads scrap from Mississippi River barges and delivers the metal to Big River, which melts it into molten steel shaped into coils for automotive, appliance and other manufacturers.

Other new suppliers include Arkansas Steel Processing's $35 million plant, which will create about 50 jobs, and SMS Millcraft's $30 million investment, which will create about 70 jobs.