Prime-Line Inc., a producer of medium- and light-density fiberboard moulding and millwork for nationwide distributors, will invest more than $6.7 million to expand into a larger manufacturing facility at 2088 Wine Dot Road in Malvern, Arkansas
, with plans to create 50 new jobs.
"We are extremely excited about the new manufacturing line and facility,” said Brian Feeney, President and CEO of Prime-Line Inc. “For the past 18 months we have had to turn away business as we had sold all of our previous capacity during this time. This project will allow us to say “yes” again to our customers and sales team. As a business owner, the most frustrating thing is having to turn away business knowing it is right there for the taking. It’s very exciting to open our doors for new business again.”
The company said at its new facility Prime-Line will have the ability to produce more than two million lineal feet of primed moulding per week.
“Prime-Line is an Arkansas, and an American, success story,” Gov. Mike Beebe
said. “With once just a handful of workers, Prime-Line will now employ nearly 100 people in Malvern, all through the manufacturing of a 'Made in the U.S.A.' product that has remained popular among American retailers.”
“Prime-Line’s decision to make a significant investment to expand in Hot Spring County is a testament to the quality and dedication of our workforce in this area,” said Nikki Launius, executive director of the Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce. “Prime-Line continues to grow and we are proud to call the company one of our own.”