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Hytrol Conveyor Expands Fort Smith, Arkansas, Operations

Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc., a company that designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, expanded its operations and product line in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The project is expected to create 100 jobs.

The company, which expanded from Jonesboro into Fort Smith in early 2021, had previously moved its parcel line to the Fort Smith facility. All 100 new positions are expected to be filled by the end of 2021.

“From local to state level, the support and leadership we continue to partner with in this expansion is top-tier,” said David Peacock, Hytrol President. “This has been a huge project for everyone involved, and the teams of people working both within Hytrol and outside of Hytrol gave us the confidence to commit to expanding further.”

Now, the company is introducing a new product derived from its 24-volt (e24™) line of conveyors into the facility. Production on that new line is planned to begin as soon as this month and will require 100 new positions in Fort Smith in addition to jobs being added in the Jonesboro facility.

“It’s no surprise that Hytrol continues to experience success,” Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston said. “Not only does the company possess outstanding value-driven leadership and entrepreneurship, but paired with Arkansas’ business-friendly environment and the strength of the material handling industry, Hytrol is well-positioned to continue providing support for its customers across the nation. I am pleased to congratulate both Hytrol and Fort Smith on the creation of 100 new jobs for the region.”

“In its short time in Fort Smith, Hytrol Conveyor Company has already proven itself to be a valuable community partner,” said Tim Allen, President and CEO of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce. “This expansion validates their commitment to western Arkansas and we could not be more pleased with this Phase II development. They continue to exceed our expectations and it demonstrates how Fort Smith has all of the necessary resources for companies to thrive.”

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