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Arning Companies Establishes Clarksville, Arkansas, Facility

Arning Companies Inc., a manufacturer of metal fuel canopies and custom awnings for restaurants and other businesses, plans to open a facility in Clarksville, Arkansas. The $5 million project is expected to create 125 jobs over five years in Johnson County.

The company has purchased an existing 168,000-square-foot facility at 1 Boreham Drive. The investment includes building improvements and new machinery and equipment. Arning anticipates completion by the end of February 2022.

“For many years the construction industry has faced a variety of challenges ranging from a lack of skilled labor to onsite delays and disruptions. Our expansion into Clarksville will give us the much-needed space to further develop our off-site modular construction programs.” Ryan Stockton, President & Chief Operating Officer at Arning Companies, Inc., said.

Headquartered in Cassville, Missouri, Arning’s expansion into Clarksville comes as a result of the growth of a smaller product line due to new contracts and increased sales, according to the state Economic Development Commission.

“Arning Companies’ decision to locate in Clarksville demonstrates the confidence the company has in our workforce and business climate,” said Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “Arkansas is widely known as having the resources and talent required for companies to get products to market quickly and efficiently, something that is even more necessary with today’s supply chain challenges. It will be a pleasure to work with them and watch them continue down their path of success.”

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