Steel Mills

Nucor Targets Automotive with New Arkansas Cold Mill Complex

Written by Sandy Williams

Nucor Steel Arkansas opened its new cold mill complex at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 25. The $230 million specialty cold mill will expand Nucor’s capability to produce high strength, high-strength low-alloy and motor lamination steel products for the automotive industry.

nucor“As a world leader in steel manufacturing technology, Nucor is particularly focused on increasing productivity and efficiency, and competing in global steel production. With today’s automakers counting on steel as their material of choice to reduce vehicle weight, while at the same time improving both safety and performance, our new cold mill will be at the forefront of making these advanced high-strength steel products,” said Jay Henderson, Vice President & General Manager of Nucor Steel Arkansas.

Attending the opening festivities was Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson who praised Nucor for the economic benefits the company has brought to the region.

“I am thrilled that Nucor chose Hickman as the site for its new specialty cold mill complex,” said Governor Hutchinson. “Northeast Arkansas is proud to be a longstanding leader in the steel industry, and Nucor’s investment in Mississippi County over the past 30 or so years has made a substantial economic impact to the region. I wish Nucor well as the company enters this newest phase of production and look forward to continuing our partnership with them.”

The new mill will provide jobs for 100 new workers and is the third expansion at the Nucor Hickman campus since 2016.

Nucor employs approximately 1,800 workers at four facilities in the state of Arkansas: Nucor Steel Arkansas (steel sheet), Nucor-Yamato Steel (steel beams), Calstrip Arkansas (thin-strip steel sheet), and Skyline Steel (sheet piling). The company started operations in the state in 1992 and since that time has invested about $2.5 billion in its Arkansas operations.

Latest in Steel Mills