Big River Steel has built the world's first Flex Mill™, a steel mini mill focused on the production of a wide product spectrum, including advanced automotive steels and electrical steels. The Big River Steel facility, located in Osceola, Arkansas, is designed to produce the largest range of hot strip dimensions possible using the latest thin slab casting and rolling technologies from SMS.
Axel Sprenger, project manager for SMS group, stated, "The Big River Steel team is extremely impressive and SMS is proud to be working alongside so many experienced operators and managers. This start-up record is just one of many milestones that the Big River Steel and SMS teams have already achieved."
About Big River Steel:
Big River Steel is located on 1,300 acres in Osceola, Arkansas. The site is bordered on the east by the Mississippi River and on the west by a main line railroad operated by BNSF. The $1.3 billion Flex Mill™ combines the best of integrated mills and mini mills.
About SMS group:
The SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. Its 14,000 employees generate sales of over EUR 3.3 bn.
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SOURCE Big River Steel