SMS Technical Services opened a new service and maintenance workshop less than 2 miles away from Big River Steel’s plant in Osceola, Ark. SMS Technical Services will take care of all service and maintenance activities for the compact strip production (CSP) mill, including segments of the casting plant and the rolling-mill components. In addition, the company will be in charge of the two on-site roll shops servicing the hot- and cold-rolling mills. The Osceola workshop will also offer machining, turning and shot-blasting processes as well as reconditioning services for copper molds. Once the steel complex is fully operational, about 50 people will be working in the service workshop and in the two roll shops.