Paragould Plant Breaks Ground on $40 Million Expansion

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Anchor Packaging this morning broke ground on a new, major expansion of its Paragould facility.  Anchor is investing $40 in the expansion, which will result in 120 new jobs.  The St. Louis-based company specializes in packaging for the restaurant, supermarket and food processing industry.  The 64,000-square-foot expansion will house eight new, state-of-the-art inline thermoforming machines, which produce take-out containers for prepared foods sold in retail, food service, and food processing markets.

In addition to the manufacturing facility in Paragould, the company also has a distribution center there, along with another manufacturing facility in Marmaduke.  With the completion of the expansion, Anchor will have more than 1.3 million square feet utilized in its operations, employing more than 720 people in Greene County.

Those interested in employment opportunities at Anchor should send a resume to 2211 N. 12 Avenue, Paragould, AR 72450.

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