How Many Jobs are Coming to Right to Work Arkansas?

Arkansas’ Right to Work laws attract great businesses and also allow them to grow and thrive here. And these companies are evidence of that! Some of the latest Right to Work Arkansas investments come from Mars Petcare and Hytrol Conveyor Company, as well as Majestic Steel USA. Altogether, these companies will create 465 new jobs across the state. So this is news worth celebrating!

Read on to learn more about each individual investment.

Mars Petcare:

Mars Petcare is investing $117 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Fort Smith, Arkansas. This will also create 140 new jobs!

“The role of pets in our lives has grown even stronger during the pandemic, and our latest investment in Fort Smith enables us to deepen our commitment to our Associates and the City of Fort Smith while also living our purpose: A Better World For Pets.” […]

“Fort Smith has developed a reputation as a hub for manufacturing. […] That reputation grows once again as Mars Petcare is poised for its second expansion this year. I applaud the company for its continued confidence in our workforce, and I am delighted that a household name like Mars Petcare continues to expand in Arkansas.” […]

“The Chamber and the Mars Petcare leadership team have partnered together since 2007, from the development of the original facility to working on its tremendous growth in western Arkansas over the years. We’re fortunate to have a world-class company like Mars Petcare in our backyard and proud to support its purpose-driven business.” 


Hytrol Conveyor Company:

Hytrol Conveyor Company is hiring 100 new workers as a result of its latest expansion in Right to Work Fort Smith, Arkansas!

“From local to state level, the support and leadership we continue to partner with in this expansion is top-tier. […] The teams of people working both within Hytrol and outside of Hytrol gave us the confidence to commit to expanding further.” […]

“It’s no surprise that Hytrol continues to experience success. […] Not only does the company possess outstanding value-driven leadership and entrepreneurship, but paired with Arkansas’ business-friendly environment and the strength of the material handling industry, Hytrol is well-positioned to continue providing support for its customers across the nation. I […] congratulate both Hytrol and Fort Smith on the creation of 100 new jobs for the region.” […]

“In its short time in Fort Smith, Hytrol Conveyor Company has already proven itself to be a valuable community partner. […] This expansion validates their commitment to western Arkansas and we could not be more pleased with this Phase II development. They continue to exceed our expectations and it demonstrates how Fort Smith has all of the necessary resources for companies to thrive.”


Majestic Steel USA:

Majestic Steel USA is adding a new location in Right to Work Blytheville, Arkansas. This will create 225 new jobs for the area!

“Today’s announcement cements our commitment to provide the best supply chain solution and value add to our customers and further strengthens our partnership with Nucor. […] Our intention with this investment is to offer our customers in the region the combined benefit of localized service and national resources.” […]

“I’m pleased to welcome Majestic Steel to Northeast Arkansas. […] The company is making a significant investment in the state thanks to the hardworking, dedicated employees in the steel industry, and the jobs being created will go a long way in improving the quality of life for families in the area.”


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