More job opportunities to come to White County

SEARCY, AR (AP) - A factory in Searcy will hire 55 new workers so it can produce energy efficient motors for household and commercial heating and air conditioning units.

Electrocraft Arkansas Inc. has reached an agreement to assemble the motors for SN Tech Inc., a leading maker of electric motors. With the added workers, the factory will have 125 employees.

The plant is to start production by the fall, making motors that range from one-fourth horsepower to 1 horsepower. Within a year or two, the factory plans to introduce larger motors of up to 5 horsepower for commercial use.

The companies say millions of less efficient heating and air motors will have to be replaced with energy-saving models over the coming years, giving the factory a solid base of demand for its
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