JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Two Region 8 businesses have groundbreaking the site of a new warehouse and distribution center at Jonesboro’s new e-commerce park.
Officials from Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. and Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development began groundbreaking on Friday, June 24.
The 150,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will provide easy access to Interstate 555 and serve as Hytrol’s main warehouse, they said.
The announcement of the new facility was made on May 24.
In addition, representatives from Ramsons Inc. were present. The company will lead the project.
Ramsons has worked with Hytrol before, most recently on Hydrol’s Silver Cell expansion.
Construction company officials said it was a great honor to work with a long-time company again.
“Some clients mean more than the clients themselves, some projects mean more than the projects themselves. They’re all important,” said Scott McDaniel, vice president of Ramsons, Inc. “But at any time, you can work and build for a company like Hytrol that has been an integral part of this community for so many years, and a such a valuable partner, whenever you can work for them, it’s always a pleasure.
Hytrol President David Peacock said the new facility will make it easier to handle parts as they continue to get expensive. He said Hytrol is currently bringing equipment to Jonesboro from supplies around the world, with costs totaling about $200 million so far this year.
“Products coming into Jonesboro that we have to manage, and then once we’ve built a conveyor, we have to stage it so we can ship it in the right order, and that’s another $350 or $400 million per product we ship. this year alone,” he said.
Peacock said the facility should help them release products in a more efficient and highly coordinated manner.
The facility is expected to be operational in the spring of 2023.
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