American Tubing, Inc. of Springdale, a leading producer of copper assemblies and components for use in the air conditioning and refrigeration industries, announced plans Wednesday (Nov. 19) to expand.
The company will add a $3.2 million, 20,000 sq. ft. addition to its Springdale location on Ford Avenue. The expansion will allow for production of aluminum assemblies and components to meet growing demand.
“We are extremely excited about this new product line,” said President Chuck Lewis. “We have worked closely with our customers for the past two years to be ready for production in 2014. Since 2008 business has been somewhat flat. Growing and innovating is what we do best. It’s good to have too much to do again.”
Once the addition is complete, American Tubing said it expects to add 50 new employees to its current workforce of 160. The company’s estimated annual payroll will increase by $1.35 million.
“American Tubing’s decision to expand in Springdale rather than looking elsewhere confirms the quality and dedication of the company’s existing workforce,” said Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “We appreciate American Tubing’s continued commitment to its Arkansas manufacturing facility.”
American Tubing has been in operation since 1976. The company serves a diverse customer base including clients in the defense and commercial industries. American Tubing, Inc. is a subsidiary of National Tubing Holding, located in Birmingham Alabama.