Editor’s note: Roby Brock, with our content partner Talk Business, wrote this report. He can be reached at [email protected]
The Unilever plant in Jonesboro will be expanding, according to state officials, adding approximately 125 new jobs and expanding its facilities with a $40 million investment.
Unilever bought the Jonesboro plant from Alberto-Culver, a manufacturer of hair care products, in 2010. The plant, which opened in 2007, makes well-known products such as TRESemmé, Nexxus, Motions and St. Ives.
“Unilever’s decision to expand in Jonesboro less than one year after acquiring this plant shows the confidence that Jonesboro’s workforce inspires in companies,” Gov. Mike Beebe (D) said. “I met with Unilever’s leadership team during our 2009 trade mission to Europe, and I’m glad that they’ve decided to further invest in Arkansas for the future.”
Unilever, a multi-national, diversified products manufacturer, also has operations in Little Rock and Rogers.
“We appreciate Unilever’s substantial commitment to continued growth in Jonesboro,” said Mark Young, president and CEO of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud of Unilever’s growing presence in our area and look forward to working together with the company over the coming years.”