Awesome Products, a maker of detergents, is investing $44 million and creating 240 jobs in eastern Arkansas. The company will add 120 positions at two facilities in West Memphis and Marked Tree, upgrading the existing West Memphis plant and building a new plant in Marked Tree.
"We are fortunate to have the resources in place here in Arkansas in which to continue to grow our business," said L.D. Hardas, Awesome Products owner and president. "This region is perfect - an available skilled work force, proximity to key distribution points, quality infrastructure, and collaboration among private and public entities. We look forward to continued growth in Arkansas."
Awesome Products produces laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach, and household chemicals for retailers including Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Fred's.