Rep. Crawford Introduces House Resolution Acknowledging Mississippi County Steel Industry

Apr 22, 2021
Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov)

Rep. Crawford Introduces House Resolution Acknowledging Mississippi County Steel Industry

4/22/2021

Washington  Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) introduced a House Resolution recognizing Mississippi County, AR as the leader in electric arc furnace (EAF) steel production. The EAF steelmaking method utilizes melted recycled scrap steel to generate new steel while emitting up to 75 percent fewer carbon emissions, laying the foundation for a sustainable economy. Mississippi County’s steel producers have the capacity to make more than 8 million tons of recycled steel annually. According to the American Iron & Steel Institute, Mississippi County’s steel industry supports more than 13,000 jobs and contributes more than $6.5 billion dollars to the economy of Arkansas’ First District.

Upon Introduction of the resolution, Rep. Crawford said, “The steel industry is vital to the local economies in Arkansas’s First District, creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs. Mississippi County continues to lead in innovative steel production by utilizing the most efficient andsustainable methods which, ultimately, benefit consumers. Our steelmakers are recycling the steel of the past and using it to build America’s future. I am proud to recognize their dedication and contributions to Arkansas and to the entire steel industry.”

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