Calstrip announces new facility in Blytheville, creates 45 new jobs

Calstrip announces new facility in Blytheville, creates 45 new jobs
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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A company says a new facility is coming to Arkansas and will be built on the campus of a Blytheville steel manufacturer.

Calstrip Industries Inc. announced Wednesday they plan to build a new processing facility at Nucor Steel. Construction is set to begin in the second quarter of 2018.

The announcement also included the creation of 45 new jobs.

Once completed, the facility will be more than 300,000-square feet in size.

The facility will be adjacent to Nucor's new specialty cold mill complex which is currently under construction.

Calstrip will operate both slitting and multi-blank cut-to-length lines, the news release stated.

This will be the fourth facility run by Calstrip, which also has locations in Texas, New Mexico, and California.

"We are excited to have Calstrip constructing a facility on our site. Investments like our specialty cold mill complex create opportunities like this to bring additional economic development and jobs to the local community," said Vice President and General Manager of Nucor Steel Arkansas Mary Emily Slate in the release.

Blytheville Mayor James Sanders added, "We are always pleased to see new industry display an interest in our area. We are delighted to welcome Calstrip into the Blytheville business community, and we look forward to seeing new job opportunities for the residents of Blytheville and our surrounding community."

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