Truck Parts Plant to Open in Marion Still Fighting Pollution Restrictions

JULY 20, 2004 - Posted at 7:32 a.m. CDT

MARION, AR - Officials are continuing to work to convince the federal government to lift an air quality restriction that affects Crittenden County.

The east Arkansas county borders Memphis, Tennessee, where the local chamber of commerce has hired lawyers to try to lessen the pollution rating.  A truck manufacturing plant is to be built in Marion, and officials are concerned that tough anti-pollution laws could hinder further development.

A formal groundbreaking is to be held Thursday for the Hino Motors plant.

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