Economic Development

Economic Development

Publicly Announced New or Expanded Companies
The following are all publicly announced companies, new and expanded, through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s competitive projects since Governor Hutchinson assumed office in January 2015:

Coca-Cola

Location:
West Memphis

Date:
Apr 10, 2019

Company's Investment:
33,000,000

New Jobs:
60

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Food and Beverage

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Transplace

Location:
Rogers

Date:
Mar 27, 2019

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Transportation

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CoorsTek

Location:
Benton

Date:
Mar 07, 2019

Company's Investment:
26,000,000

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Defense

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Zebra Technologies

Location:
Bentonville

Date:
Oct 30, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Technology

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Gas Pos

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Oct 25, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Headquarters

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Nighthawk Custom

Location:
Berryville

Date:
Oct 09, 2018

Company's Investment:
750,000

New Jobs:
0

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Firearms

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Aerojet Rocketdyne

Location:
Calhoun County

Date:
Aug 15, 2018

Company's Investment:
50,000,000

New Jobs:
140

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Defense

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Caterpillar

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Jul 05, 2018

Company's Investment:
40,000,000

New Jobs:
250

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Manufacturing

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Big River Steel

Location:
Osceola

Date:
Jun 29, 2018

Company's Investment:
1,200,000,000

New Jobs:
500

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
steel

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Midwest Automation

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Jun 20, 2018

Company's Investment:
1,600,000

New Jobs:
85

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel

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Calstrip Industries Inc.

Location:
Mississippi County

Date:
May 16, 2018

Company's Investment:
15,000,000

New Jobs:
45

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel

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Gränges

Location:
Newport

Date:
May 03, 2018

Company's Investment:
26,000,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Aluminum Manufacturing

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Bank of the Ozarks

Location:
Ozark

Date:
Apr 20, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
133

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Financial

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BankLabs

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Apr 05, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
19

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
FinTech

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Applied Processes

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Feb 13, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Austempering Heat Treatment Technology

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Silgan

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Jan 31, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Packaging

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Safe Foods

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Jan 26, 2018

Company's Investment:
15,000,000

New Jobs:
35

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Food Processing

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Cooks BBQ Products

Location:
Pindall

Date:
Dec 29, 2017

Company's Investment:
1,400,000

New Jobs:
45

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Wood Chip

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OurPharma

Location:
Fayetteville

Date:
Dec 27, 2017

Company's Investment:
31,300,000

New Jobs:
124

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Generic Drugs

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Morrilton Packing Co.

Location:
Morrilton

Date:
Dec 11, 2017

Company's Investment:
2,100,000

New Jobs:
34

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Pork Products

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Hefei Risever Machinery Co., LTD

Location:
Jonesboro

Date:
Oct 25, 2017

Company's Investment:
$20,000,000

New Jobs:
130

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Heavy Equipment Parts Manufacturing

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Morfe Manufacturing

Location:
Mountain Pine

Date:
Sep 27, 2017

Company's Investment:
$3,800,000

New Jobs:
123

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Window Manufacturer

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Simmons Prepared Foods

Location:
Benton County

Date:
Sep 27, 2017

Company's Investment:
$300,000,000

New Jobs:
1500

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Chicken Processing

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B-Unlimited

Location:
Fayetteville

Date:
Sep 14, 2017

Company's Investment:
$300,000

New Jobs:
16

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Screen Printing

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American Marksman

Location:
Searcy

Date:
Sep 05, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Ammunition

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SAF-HOLLAND

Location:
Dumas

Date:
Aug 29, 2017

Company's Investment:
$4,000,000

New Jobs:
65

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Trailer suspension and axle systems

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TeleTech

Location:
Morrilton

Date:
Jun 19, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
350

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Customer Engagement

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SemahTronix

Location:
Flippin

Date:
May 31, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
Undisclosed

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
HLAs for industrial markets

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Phoenix Investors

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
May 10, 2017

Company's Investment:
$10,000,000

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Facility Purchase

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Shandong Ruyi Technology Group

Location:
Forrest City

Date:
May 10, 2017

Company's Investment:
$410,000,000

New Jobs:
800

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Textile Manufacturing

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Pet Won Pet Products

Location:
Danville

Date:
Apr 17, 2017

Company's Investment:
$5,000,000

New Jobs:
70

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Pet Food Treats from Poultry

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Great Lakes Solutions

Location:
El Dorado

Date:
Jan 30, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
6

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Flame Retardants/Bromides

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Conifex

Location:
El Dorado

Date:
Jan 27, 2017

Company's Investment:
$80,000,000

New Jobs:
120

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Paper/Timer Products

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Daisy/Gamo Outdoor USA

Location:
Rogers

Date:
Jan 18, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
25

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Guns/ammunition

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Mars Petcare

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Dec 14, 2016

Company's Investment:
$72,000,000

New Jobs:
130

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Pet Food Manufacturing

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Mortuus Pater Pictures

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Nov 10, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Film

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Elite Comfort Solutions

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Oct 25, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Foam Manufacturing

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Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Oct 21, 2016

Company's Investment:
$20,000,000

New Jobs:
400

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Casual and Sportswear Garments Manufacturing

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GC Evans/Sleeve Seal

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Sep 30, 2016

Company's Investment:
$6,400,000

New Jobs:
43

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Food/Bottled Water

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Lecheek Nutrition

Location:
Harrison

Date:
Sep 23, 2016

Company's Investment:
$6,700,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Nutritional Supplements

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Nucor Corporation

Location:
Northeast Arkansas

Date:
Sep 21, 2016

Company's Investment:
$230,000,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel

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Georgia-Pacific

Location:
Gurdon

Date:
Sep 21, 2016

Company's Investment:
$40,000,000

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Paper/Timber Products

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Intimidator Inc.

Location:
Batesville

Date:
Sep 19, 2016

Company's Investment:
$12,000,000

New Jobs:
400

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
4x4 Utility Vehicles & Zero Turn Mowers

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Envoy Air

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Sep 13, 2016

Company's Investment:
$2,000,000

New Jobs:
60

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Aviation/Aerospace

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Pinnacle Foods

Location:
Fayetteville

Date:
Aug 18, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
25

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Food

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American Railcar Industries/Corbitt Manufacturing

Location:
Paragould

Date:
Aug 17, 2016

Company's Investment:
$3,500,000

New Jobs:
60

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Railcar Manufacturing

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Shared Services Center

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Aug 15, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
More than 100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Business Office Support

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Elyxor

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Aug 09, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
45

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Software Engineering

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Caddo River Forest Products

Location:
Glenwood

Date:
Jun 22, 2016

Company's Investment:
$50,000,000

New Jobs:
136

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Sawmill

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Hytrol

Location:
Jonesboro

Date:
May 20, 2016

Company's Investment:
$12,000,000

New Jobs:
Not Specified

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Manufacturing

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Sprint

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Apr 29, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Telecommunications/Regional Office

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GW Communications

Location:
Paragould

Date:
Apr 28, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
28

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Telecommunications

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Sun Paper

Location:
Clark County

Date:
Apr 26, 2016

Company's Investment:
$1,000,000,000

New Jobs:
250

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Bio Refinery

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Bekaert Corporation

Location:
Rogers

Date:
Mar 23, 2016

Company's Investment:
$32,000,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel

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FMH Conveyors

Location:
Jonesboro

Date:
Mar 23, 2016

Company's Investment:
$12,500,000

New Jobs:
110

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Material Handling Equipment for Trucks

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Glatfelter

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Mar 01, 2016

Company's Investment:
$80,000,000

New Jobs:
83

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Specialty Papers and Fiber-based Engineered Products

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Remington Outdoor Products

Location:
Lonoke

Date:
Jan 21, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
84

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Ammunition

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Sig Sauer

Location:
Jacksonville

Date:
Jan 21, 2016

Company's Investment:
"Several Million Dollars"

New Jobs:
50

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Ammunition

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Southworth Products Corporation

Location:
Manila

Date:
Jan 06, 2016

Company's Investment:
$935,000

New Jobs:
35

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Ergonomic Material Handling Equipment

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Bad Boy Mowers

Location:
Batesville

Date:
Dec 14, 2015

Company's Investment:
$7,800,000

New Jobs:
160

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Mowers

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Simmons Foods

Location:
Siloam Springs

Date:
Dec 14, 2015

Company's Investment:
$26,000,000

New Jobs:
78

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Wet Ingredient Pet Food

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JB Hunt Transport Services

Location:
Lowell

Date:
Dec 09, 2015

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
1,000

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Trucking

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Baxter International

Location:
Mountain Home

Date:
Oct 15, 2015

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
225

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Healthcare Products

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Micro Plastics

Location:
Melbourne

Date:
Oct 15, 2015

Company's Investment:
$2,400,000

New Jobs:
79

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Molded Injection Hardware

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Metova

Location:
Fayetteville

Date:
Oct 13, 2015

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Technology/Software

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Metova

Location:
Conway

Date:
Jul 30, 2015

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Technology/Software

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American Railcar Industries

Location:
Marmaduke

Date:
Jul 29, 2015

Company's Investment:
$10,500,000

New Jobs:
75

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Railcar Tankers

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FFO Home

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Jul 07, 2015

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
64

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Furniture Headquarters

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Aerojet Rocketdyne

Location:
East Camden

Date:
Jun 22, 2015

Company's Investment:
$18,000,000

New Jobs:
85

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Defense Products

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Southwest Steel Processsing

Location:
Newport

Date:
Jun 01, 2015

Company's Investment:
$18,000,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Railcar and Oil-and-Gas Components

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ArcBest

Location:
Chaffee Crossing-Fort Smith

Date:
Apr 15, 2015

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
975

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Transportation and Logistics

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Galley Support Innovations

Location:
Sherwood

Date:
Apr 01, 2015

Company's Investment:
$125,000

New Jobs:
25

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Interior Hardware

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Plastic Ingenuity

Location:
Helena-West Helena

Date:
Mar 31, 2015

Company's Investment:
$4,000,000

New Jobs:
80

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Food/Water Safety Chemicals

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MISO

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Mar 24, 2015

Company's Investment:
$22,000,000

New Jobs:
50

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Electrical Grid/Energy

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Plastic Ingenuity

Location:
Maumelle

Date:
Mar 17, 2015

Company's Investment:
$2,500,000

New Jobs:
10

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Plastic Food Packaging Items

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Metova

Location:
Conway

Date:
Jan 29, 2015

Company's Investment:
$2,075,000

New Jobs:
60

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Technology/Software

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Big Cloud Analytics

Location:
Conway

Date:
Jan 29, 2015

Company's Investment:
$116,000

New Jobs:
40

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Technology/Software

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Eyenalyze

Location:
Conway

Date:
Jan 29, 2015

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
40

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Technology/Software

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HanesBrand

Location:
Clarksville

Date:
Jan 23, 2015

Company's Investment:
$1,400,000

New Jobs:
120

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Hosiery

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