What Do Americold and Custom Craft Poultry Have in Common?

Americold and Custom Craft Poultry are both investing in Right to Work Arkansas. Americold will be expanding soon in Russellville. Meanwhile, Custom Craft Poultry is adding a new location in Little Rock. Altogether, the two companies will create 320 new jobs for the state. So this is good news!

Read on to learn more about each investment!


Americold is expanding in Right to Work Russellville, Arkansas with an $84 million investment. This will also create 30 new jobs for the area!

“We are excited to expand our presence in the state of Arkansas. […] The Russellville facility will be highly automated to provide mission critical, long term infrastructure for one of our top tier strategic customers and one of North America’s leading branded food companies.” […]

“It is always a great day when one of our companies decides to continue investing in our communities and our economy, especially when that company is as familiar with Arkansas as Americold is.”


Custom Craft Poultry:

Custom Craft Poultry is investing $10 million toward a new location in Right to Work Little Rock, Arkansas, creating 290 new jobs.

“We are very proud of our facility in Batesville and look forward to the additional opportunities that Little Rock holds for team members and customers. […] We are focused on providing the same quality and service our customers have grown to expect from our company. It will also provide a great employment opportunity for the people of Little Rock and surrounding areas.” […]

“Poultry is a huge part of the economy in Arkansas. […] Custom Craft Poultry’s decision to expand into Little Rock demonstrates that local businesses can grow and thrive here in The Natural State even when times seem tough. I congratulate them on this recent success.”


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