Jonesboro Plant Adding Nearly 200 New Jobs

APRIL 8, 2004 - Posted at 7:03 a.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro plant that makes trailers for the trucking industry says it is adding a second shift and will hire 175 more people.

Great Dane Limited Partnership says business is increasing to the point that it needs to expand.

The plant now makes 18 unrefrigerated trailers per day.  The new shift will add 16 trailers daily to that total.

The company says it expects to start hiring the new workers within a few weeks.

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