Businesses Growing, Adding Jobs in Springdale
Business is booming in Springdale where companies are growing and adding employees.
The Springdale Chamber of Commerce says 1,800 jobs have been created since January.
“You have to offer assistance in the way of shortening the process of permitting,” said Chamber President Perry Webb about attracting new businesses “…Having available land at an affordable price, which we do, and having the ability to bring in the players that help a company.”
Examples of growth in Springdale include:
Multi-Craft Contractors, one of the city’s largest employers, is adding almost 40 jobs.
Ball Corporation will add about 30 positions.
ORC Products had a 50-percent sales increase in the last year.
And NanoMech, an innovative company that is a part of the city’s success, is growing, too.
“In Springdale we get a lot of support from the Chamber of Commerce, from the mayor and the city council, in terms of developing our business, growing our business, said NanoMech Chairman CEO James Phillips.
NanoMech, which develops nanotechnology, even just had a major breakthrough.
“This is called Tribotuff,” Phillips said.
This discovery is a form of grease for machines and could lead the company to double its size.
“With our new lubricant for machines, we believe we’ll be adding anywhere from 50 to 100 jobs over the next year, year and half, max two year,” he said.
City leaders say the key is working together as a region with other Northwest Arkansas cities.
According to U.S. labor statistics, Springdale has the second lowest unemployment rate in the state.