Majestic Steel USA has opened a processing facility and service center at the Nucor Steel campus outside Blytheville in Mississippi County, the company announced Monday.
Majestic, a privately held and family-owned company based in Cleveland, Ohio, is a processor and distributor of flat-rolled steel. The 515,000 square foot facility at Nucor will feature “next generation processing and warehousing equipment” and create roughly 225 new jobs, according to a press release.
The facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022. Majestic did not reveal how much the facility cost to build. Company officials said the facility will enable it to better service customers in the central and southern regions of the United States and provide close proximity to production and Nucor’s new galvanized line which is currently under construction.
“Today’s announcement cements our commitment to provide the best supply chain solution and value add to our customers and further strengthens our partnership with Nucor,” said Todd Leebow, Majestic president and CEO, in a statement. “Our intention with this investment is to offer our customers in the region the combined benefit of localized service and national resources.”
Tony Brooks, Nucor vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Arkansas, said the partnership with Majestic brings economic development to the region and represents another example of the steel industry’s positive economic impact.
Nucor Corporation, based in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 200 company and the largest steel producer in the United States as well as the largest recycler in North America. Nucor Steel Arkansas manufactures hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated-sheet steel.
“I’m pleased to welcome Majestic Steel to northeast Arkansas,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “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.”