United States Steel Corporation broke ground in Osceola in Arkansas on the company’s next-generation highly sustainable and technologically advanced steel mill. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said “Last month, we announced that US Steel would build a new state-of-the-art mill in Osceola. We are excited to break ground on the project. Once it is finished, it will be the largest single project investment in the state’s history. This is a great opportunity for Arkansas, and I am thrilled to watch the impact this project will have on the northeast Arkansas economy as well as the families of the workers to be employed by the mill.”The new optimized steel production facility is expected to feature two electric arc furnaces with 3 million tons per year of advanced steelmaking capability, a state-of-the-art endless casting and rolling line, and advanced finishing capabilities. This first use of endless casting and rolling technology in the United States brings significant energy, efficiency, and capability enhancements to the company’s operations. The new plant will be adjacent to US Steel’s Big River Steel. Together, the two facilities will be known as Big River Steel Works. The USD 3 billion steelmaking facility will be the most advanced in North America and largest private project in the history of Arkansas.Project completion and full operation is anticipated by 2024. Upon completion, this project will apply to become LEED certified.