A new line at a Searcy plant will not only bring in jobs but it'll help save you money. Electrocraft announced a partnership with SN Tech to produce a "green" motor that will cut down the amount you pay in energy bills.
But to do this they'll have to bring on 55 additional workers. If all goes well, this venture could produce even more jobs.
A bad economy hit Searcy pretty hard, causing the city to lose several manufacturing jobs over the past few years. But what's about to take place at Electrocraft could turn that around.
"This is the beginning we're going to start with hiring about 55 people. We could go up into the hundreds depending on how successful this is," says Logan DeLaney.
New jobs mean more people spending money pumping it right into Searcy's economy.
"It impacts housing, the commercial businesses, all in a positive way and so we're very glad to welcome those new jobs," says Searcy Mayor Belinda LaForce.
We're talking about high tech, high paying jobs. Engineers, assembly people and shipping personnel all centered on this motor. Currently SN Tech manufactures it in South Korea, but will bring production to the Searcy plant.
Governor Mike Beebe believes this shows great confidence in Arkansas' workforce .
"You want to make it you come to arkansas, we'll help you train your people, we'll give you the kind of environment to make it here," says Governor Mike Beebe.
The electric motor is used in heating and air units and refrigerators. And it's energy efficient and expected to keep money in your pocket.
"If you had an HVAC system and you put one of our SN tech motors in it instead of maybe paying $500 for your electric bill in August you pay half that amount," says Shannon Bard.
A break on your bill and new jobs is what they call a win-win situation.
The new jobs moves the Electrocraft workforce from 70 to 125 with potential to hire more. The hiring process starts right away.
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