Blytheville manufacturer completes expansion

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Blytheville is a hub of manufacturing for Northeast Arkansas, and today the NIBCO Valve Company celebrates the completion of its iron valve plant expansion and the grand opening of the distribution center.

Company officials and invited guests dedicated a 44,000 squre foot addition to the present facility. CEO Rex Martin says this is new addition frees up 100,000 squre feet of distribution center space so the company can distribute steel valves throughout the U.S. and the world.

Company officials and local dignitaries joined the celebration. Does this expansion mean more jobs as well? Keith Boles has the story tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

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