Paragould business celebrates 50 years

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)-  Thursday was a big day for one Region 8 business as they celebrated 50 years of service.

Allen Engineering has been providing equipment to the concrete industry for over half a century. They celebrated that business success Thursday. U.Ss Congressman Rick Crawford toured the facility with Allen Engineering President Jay Allen.

For Allen, it's a family business that he has been proud to watch grow. "I'm really proud of our family and what our family has been able to do. It was really my father Dwayne and my mother Mary Ann's vision," Allen said. "We started out very humbly in 1964 in the Ready-Mix business, sand and gravel, and have evolved over the years into concrete equipment and now offer a full line of equipment for placing, finishing, and paving concrete."

Allen said the factory burned to the ground in 2003 but the family decided to rebuild.

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