New jobs, $2.4M facility coming to Melbourne

New jobs, $2.4M facility coming to Melbourne
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MELBOURNE, AR (KAIT) - A manufacturer in Arkansas announces a new facility investment, which will create several new jobs.

Micro Plastics, a manufacturer of threaded nylon fasteners, will invest $2.4 million and create 79 new jobs over five years in Melbourne, according to an announcement from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

"This year is the 40th anniversary of our move to Arkansas," said Tom Hill, President of Micro Plastics, Inc. said as part of Thursday's news release.

"In that time we've grown from 15 employees to nearly 400 at our plant in Flippin. We are plotting our future for continued success and growth and we are looking forward to the Melbourne plant and community being a major part of that," Hill continued.

AEDC states the company has more than 380 employees at a 238,000-square-foot facility in Flippin. The company moved to Arkansas from Chicago, IL in the mid-1970s.

For employment opportunities, contact Micro Plastics, Inc. Human Resources at 870-453-2261, or email hr@microplastics.com.

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