Paragould Company Reveals Expansion Plans

PARAGOULD, AR - Anchor Packaging in Paragould today announced that it will expand its manufacturing operations in Paragould, creating up to 69 new, full-time positions.  Approximately 600 people are currently employed by the company in Greene County.

The company, headquartered in St. Louis, specializes in packaging for restaurants, supermarkets and the food processing industry.

At the announcement, AEDC Executive Director Maria Haley presented the city with a check for $75,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to help with needed infrastructure involved in the expansion.

In addition to the manufacturing facility, Anchor also operates a distribution center in Paragould, along with another manufacturing facility in Marmaduke.

K8 Reporter Will Garrett will have more information on this story tonight on K8 News at Six.