Memco and M&M Poultry Equipment broke ground Tuesday (March 11) for a new warehouse and distribution center at 3001 E. Huntsville Ave., in Springdale. Investment costs were not disclosed in the release, but the building will be 60,000 square feet, expandable to 100,000 square feet in the future, according to Lance Eads, director of economic development at the Springdale Chamber of Commerce.
It is the first facility outside of the companies' corporate offices in Holllister, Mo., that is owned by the Middleton Group. The company is now located at 1710 Powell St., and has operated in Springdale since 1995.
The new facility will provide more square footage, improve product storage space and streamline workflows. As the company grows in the Northwest Arkansas region, this new space is geared to make both companies more efficient and customer friendly, company officials note in the release.
"This new location demonstrates our 20 year commitment to the City of Springdale and to our customers served out of this location," said Rob Middleton, executive vice president for sales & marketing. "This new facility will be a better fit for our customers and team members. Owning our own building will give us the flexibility to increase our service levels and provide a better experience to our customers."