Big River Steel: America’s Newest Steel Mill

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Situated on 1,300 acres in Osceola, Ark., USA, Big River Steel was thought by the late John Correnti to be “Steel Mill Heaven.” Its location in the fastest-growing steel-consuming region in the U.S. is ideal, and its proximity to the Mississippi River and direct access to the BNSF Railway indeed lighten the load of shipping and logistics.

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Big River mill smartens up with AI technology

Big River Steel has partnered with Noodle.ai, a California enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) company, to implement the “world’s first smart steel production facility.” Big River is now equipped with AI systems to optimize maintenance planning, line scheduling, logistics operations and environmental protection.

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Big River Steel’s first full month of production sets record

Big River Steel today announced that it has established a new production record in terms of tons of steel produced by a SMS group supplied flat-rolled mini mill during the first full month of operation. With over 63,000 tons of hot rolled steel produced in January, Big River Steel’s first full month of production, Big River Steel topped the previous first month production record according to data maintained by SMS group, Big River Steel’s lead technology supplier.

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