Systex Breaks Ground on Osceola Facility This Morning

APRIL 21, 2004 - Posted at 11:12 a.m. CDT

OSCEOLA, AR - Officials with Systex Products Corporation joined with Mississippi County officials in Osceola this morning to break ground on the company's new manufacturing facility there.

Systex will build a facility to make plastic injection-molding parts for automobile HVAC systems manufactured by the Denso Corporation, which will produce car air conditioners in a 217,000 square-foot facility in Osceola.

Headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan, Systex was established in 1992 as a joint venture with two Japan-based companies and another Michigan company.

At full production during the first quarter of 2005, Systex expects to employ 25 people, then add 15 more later.  The company plans to eventually invest as much as $12.5 million in the new operation by 2006.