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Blytheville steel-mill to get service facility, create 225 local jobs

Steel processor Majestic Steel USA, Inc. says they are building a new service center and processing facility on the Nucor Hickman steel campus in Blytheville.

A news release on Monday said the 515,000 sq. ft. facility is expected to create 225 new jobs locally at full scale.

"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.”

Officials said the move will allow Majestic, which is based in Cleveland, Ohio, to better service customers in the central and southern regions of the country. It will also put the company closer to Nucor's new galvanized line, which is currently under construction.

Majestic expects the new facility to be completed by the end of 2022.

"We are excited to have this Majestic Steel USA facility on our campus where they will process and stock high-quality steel products for businesses in the region. This partnership with Majestic brings economic development and jobs to our local community and is an example of the positive economic impact generated by steel industry investment," said Troy Brooks, Nucor vice president & general manager, Nucor Steel Arkansas.