Pocahontas Celebrates Two Job Creation Announcements

POCAHONTAS, AR - Dynarex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of disposable medical products, announced this afternoon that it will open a distribution center in Pocahontas, investing $1.5 million and employing 40 people.  The company will be housed in a facility formerly occupied by Waterloo Industries.

In addition to the Dynarex announcement, ITW Paslode, a leading manufacturer and marketer of cordless and pneumatic fastening systems, announced plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Pocahontas.  The company will add 20 new positions, bringing total employment to more than 140 people in Randolph County.  ITW Paslode has maintained a manfacturing facility in Pocahontas since 1997.  The company is expanding its existing facility at 1600 Patrick Drive.

Governor Mike Beebe joined local, state and county officials at the announcement.

Dynarex plans to have its Pocahontas facility fully operational by January 2008.

Region 8 News will have more information on today's developments in Randolph County tonight on Region 8 News at 6:00.