Advanced Metals Manufacturing

The Skills for Steel

Over the last thirty years, Arkansas has become a powerhouse producer of steel with a significant number of mills and fabrication companies in operation across the state. Big River Steel and Nucor Corporation are two major steel producers in the state, using Arkansas’s prime location, consistent power supply and abundant workforce to forge success.

Why the Port of Little Rock Works for Steel

The rise of steel manufacturing and steel fabrication in Arkansas has greatly increased the importance of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System with its easy access to the Mississippi River. This ice-free, modern channel is a cost-effective means to import raw materials and export steel products.

Four Key Advantages

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Rapid government response and assistance

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Fully integrated traffic infrastructure

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Strategic proximity to marketplaces

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Affordable, available workforce


Arkansas features the nation’s 12th largest network of highways, connecting companies to 100M people within a 550-mile radius

Advanced Metal Manufacturers Located at Little Rock Port Authority

Boyd Metals
Custom Metals
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O'Neal Steel
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Schueck Steel

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tax credit for recycling equipment and installation


property tax abatement for real and personal property

up to 3.9%

payroll rebate for up to 10 years

Want to Learn More?

Let’s have a talk. Call Bryan Day, Executive Director of Little Rock Port Authority, at (501) 490-1468.