Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/23/2015 -- Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. broke ground recently for its $12 million 62,000 square foot expansion. The expansion is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016. The new capacity will make room for up to 75 new permanent positions, said Hytrol President David Peacock.
"It's critical that we provide our employees with tools and facilities that strengthen our ability to support our integration partner network," Peacock said. "This expansion is an opportunity to leverage technologies that give us the capacity to meet the requirements of our customers."
Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin said, "It's exciting to see Hytrol continue to grow over the course of its 53 years in Jonesboro. They are a great example of what a successful company looks like when they invest in their facility in order to provide opportunities for employment for many years to come."
The reinvestment into the company has come as a result of tremendous growth that Hytrol has seen in the past few years; it had a record sales year in 2014 and expects to see that number continue to grow. In addition to the 62,000 square foot building expansion and 100 new parking spaces, a substantial portion of the project is a new paint system that will more than double its current manufacturing capacity. The remainder of the investment will go toward new manufacturing equipment, including brake presses, lasers, and CNC milling machines, with the latest technology that includes smart controls and automation to increase productivity and capacity while improving quality.
About Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For over 65 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.
Hytrol's consistent growth is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide. Hytrol's Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol's sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.
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