Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc., a chemical company focused on food safety and water treatment, announced plans to expand its Helena-West Helena manufacturing facility.
The company plans to invest $4 million and will add 40 new jobs, bringing total employment in Helena-West Helena to more than 70 people.
Enviro Tech first announced it would locate a manufacturing facility in Helena-West Helena in October 2011, with $1.5 million in investment and 30 new jobs originally announced.
“The business climate in Arkansas — particularly in Helena-West Helena and Phillips County — has proven to b
e the easiest, most welcoming, and accommodating of any we have experienced,” said Enviro Tech President and CEO Mike Harvey. “The outstanding Arkansas employees have proven to be one of Enviro Tech’s most valuable assets, and everyone we have worked with at both the state and local level has made it clear to us that a California business such as Enviro Tech is a welcome partner in the state and local economy.”
Enviro Tech produces peroxyacetic acid at its Helena-West Helena facility, used in sanitizing meat and poultry to reduce or eliminate pathogenic organisms such as E. coli and salmonella.