Close to 200 Jobs Are Coming to White County

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - Between 150 and 200 new jobs are on their way to White County after an $82 million investment is announced.

Houston-based B-J Services has decided to locate the regional headquarters of their oil pumping company in Searcy.  Folks in White County are happy to hear the good news, too, as the area lost hundreds of manufacturing jobs just last year.

By the end of the year, a brand new 64,000 square foot facility will house the regional headquarters of B-J Services.  The facility will be on a plot of land just off of 67-167.

Company vice-president Ronney Coleman says B-J Services looked at possible locations in Arkansas for a year and a half before deciding on Searcy as their new home.  "It's got a great population, a great labor force available to us, also close proximity to the work we're doing." said Coleman.

Estimated pay at the new plant will average between $40,000 and $45,000 a year.