Majestic Steel USA announced Monday (Aug. 30) a new state-of-the-art service center and processing facility on the campus of Nucor Hickman in Blytheville. The 515,000-square-foot facility will feature next generation processing and warehousing equipment while creating roughly 225 jobs.
“Today’s announcement cements our commitment to provide the best supply chain solution and value add to our customers and further strengthens our relationship with Nucor,” said Todd Leebow, Majestic president and CEO. “Our intention with this investment is to offer our customers in the region the combined benefit of localized service and national resources.”
The addition of the Arkansas location enables Majestic to better service customers in the central and southern regions of the U.S. The on-campus site will provide close proximity to production and Nucor’s new galvanized line which is currently under construction, creating greater supply chain optimization, operational efficiencies, and inevitably shorter lead times for customers in the area.
Majestic expects the new facility to be fully operational by the end of 2022.
“I’m pleased to welcome Majestic Steel to Northeast Arkansas,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said. “The company is making a significant investment in the state thanks to the hardworking, dedicated employees in the steel industry, and the jobs being created will go a long way in improving the quality of life for families in the area.”
“Mississippi County is a leader in our nation’s steel industry, and it is with great pleasure that we welcome Majestic Steel to the business community,” Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston said. “Their decision to locate in Arkansas speaks volumes about the area’s workforce and business climate. I look forward to working with the company in the future as they grow and prosper here.”