A Northeast Arkansas conveyor company is expanding one of its facilities and tripling that facility’s workforce
Roach Manufacturing Corporation (RMC) will be expanding its Caraway facility, which will create 30 new jobs over the course of the coming two years. Currently, the Caraway facility, which opened in 2019, employs 15 individuals.
As part of the expansion, RMC will build a new 25,0000-square-foot addition to the existing 22,000-square-foot building. The company will be tripling the facility’s workforce, bringing the employee count up to 45.
“Caraway has been a great fit for our company in the past year,” Mike Roach, vice president of manufacturing at RMC, said in a statement. “The local workforce values dependability and hard work, which are exactly what we need as our business continues to grow. I look forward to continuing be a part of this business community.”
In a 2019 media report, Roach said that the Caraway facility would be used primarily for package handling for Amazon.
Founded in 1953 by Gay Roach Sr., RMC has evolved from building heavy-duty conveyors for cotton bales to a wider range of conveyors and conveyor equipment. RMC manufactures accumulation, belt, belt-driven live roller, chain-driven-live roller, extendable, flexible, gravity, plastic belt, powered roller and transfer conveyors, according to the company website. In addition, RMC manufactures specialized products, including glass/solar handling conveyors, laundry conveyors, sortation conveyors, vertical conveyors and more.
RMC is headquartered in Trumann.
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