Manufacturer of Hair and Skin Care Products to Bring 400 New Jobs to Jonesboro

DECEMBER 13, 2006 - Posted at 12:56 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Officials with the Alberto-Culver Company, manufacturer of many of the top-selling hair and skin care products in the U.S., announced this afternoon that they will build a $60 million plant in Jonesboro.

Today's announcement came at a special meeting of Jonesboro Unlimited, an economic development arm of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Alberto-Culver officials say the plant will employ at least 400 workers at full production.

The company is expected to break ground on a 500,000 square-foot manufacturing facility on an 80-acre site in the Jonesboro Industrial Park within the next two weeks.  Production at the plant is expected to begin in 2008.

Alberto-Culver is based in Melrose Park, Illinois, and manufactures popular hair care products such as Alberto VO5, Nexxus, and TRESemme, and skin care products such as St. Ives Formula.

(K8 News reporter Brett Garrett contributed to this report.)