Affinity Chemical recently broke ground on their new location at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, making it the fourth facility in the U.S.
The manufacturing company specializes in producing liquid aluminum sulfate, which is used in the treatment of drinking and waste water. The chemical is also used in the pulp and paper industries.
Affinity Chemical ships its raw materials by train, making Arkansas a great location to build due to its location in relation to railways.
The company claims to use green technology; causing no enviromental impact.
“At the end of the day we don’t put out any air pollution, we don’t have any water pollution”, said Managing Member Lance Johnson, “We’re not actually hooked up into the sewer so it’s a zero discharge facility that we have.”
The facility is expected to open in April of this year.