Big River Steel started in 2014 in an area of northeast Arkansas that has been called “steel mill heaven.” But we’ve always been about more than just building a steel mill. In fact, we’ve always been about more than just building a steel company. Big River takes a visionary, entrepreneurial approach to the ever-changing American manufacturing industry. We’re reimagining what it means to be a steel company in the global marketplace.
To keep pace with evolving and emerging industries, we’ve attracted and trained the best steel technicians in the business. We’ve equipped them with the most advanced technology to make the steels customers need today and a decade from now. All while creating minimal impact on the environment. From our Flex Mill® equipment to AI technology to our partnerships with academic research institutes, we’re daring to be more than what you’d expect from a steel company. Together, we can do more than you’ve ever imagined. Are you ready for what’s next?
At our core we’re a
We just happen to make steel.
World's First Flex Mill®
Merging the wide product mix and superior grade capabilities of an integrated mill with the nimbleness and technological advancements of a mini mill.
$1.3 Billion Invested
Largest industrial project in the history of the state of Arkansas with over $1.3 billion invested.
Operational in 19 Months
Construction began in July 2014 and our first processing lines were operational nineteen months after groundbreaking.
EAF + RH degasser
Only steel mill in North America to combine an electric arc furnace (EAF) with a Ruhrstahl Heraeus (RH) degasser for cleaner, more formable steels.
Only steel production facility to be LEED certified. Reflective of Big River’s compliance with US EPA standards and even stricter European environmental standards.
Member of the CCSA
Only steel producer to be invited to become a member of the Center for Collision and Safety Analysis (CCSA).
Phase Two Expansion
In November 2020 we completed our $700 million Phase Two expansion project ahead of schedule and under budget, doubling our annual production capacity from 1.65 million tons to 3.3 million tons of flat rolled steel.
A U. S. Steel Company
In January 2021, Big River Steel became a U.S. Steel company. The integration of our two great companies paves the way to realizing the full potential of the “Best of Both” strategy.