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Steel processing company to open facility near Osceola

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) - Another company involved in the steel industry has announced plans for a new facility in northeastern Arkansas.

Arkansas Steel Processing LLC says it will create 50 jobs at its plant near Osceola. That's the same area where Big River Steel is building its $1.3 billion steel mill.

The Blytheville Courier News reports ( ) that Arkansas Steel Processing is hoping for business from Big River and other steel mills near the Mississippi River. The new company is installing a heavy gauge slitter that will be able to process 300,000 tons of steel annually, beginning this fall.

Osceola Mayor Dickie Kennemore says the new company is a direct result of Big River Steel's decision to build in Mississippi County.

Information from: Blytheville Courier News,

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