Plant to Add 70 Jobs in Cross County

WYNNE, AR - Mueller Industries Inc. has announced it will hire 70 additional workers as it undertakes a $5 million expansion at its plant in Wynne.

The Memphis, Tennessee-based company makes copper products at the plant and will add a new plastics line.

The Cross County Economic Development Corp. and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission each gave the company incentives that require Mueller to provide a certain number of jobs at a certain wage.

Mueller Industries has more than $1 billion in annual sales and produces lines of tube and fittings for plumbing and refrigeration.

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