120 jobs coming to Crossett at $6.8M manufacturer

120 jobs coming to Crossett at $6.8M manufacturer

Crossett will pick up 120 jobs with the addition of a $6.8 million manufacturing plant that will produce components used in printing ink.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Crossett will pick up 120 jobs with the addition of a $6.8 million manufacturing plant that will produce components used in printing ink.

AREZ LLC announced Monday that it will build a headquarters and production facility in the southeast Arkansas city.

The company chose to open a U.S. plant after its factory in China reached capacity. AREZ says that the Crossett plant will be able to produce 25 million pounds of resin annually. Resin is a compound that enables ink to bind to a surface.

AREZ is a subsidiary of an Irish company, AREZ International Ltd.

The announcement complements an earlier announcement that Georgia-Pacific LLC will upgrade its Crossett mill and add 40 jobs to the 2,100 it already has in Crossett.

 

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