Lecheek Nutrition announced Friday (Sept. 23) its investing $6.7 million in a new 437,000-SF facility that will create 100 new jobs in Harrison over the next four years.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined company and local leaders at the announcement. The addition of 100 new jobs will take total employment at Lecheek’s Harrison’s facility to more than 170 people.
Lecheek Nutrition is a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements.
“It is my passion to help others in Harrison succeed and bring job opportunities to the town I have lived in for 23 years,” Dustin LeBleu, owner and founder of the company, said in a statement. “Coming from a lower income family myself, I truly value and respect our employees and all the leaders that help grow this company on a daily basis. I have also learned so much from my amazing wife Katie who operates two local businesses, and has done so for the last 12 years with great success. This is just the beginning for the company, and our growth will far exceed even our own expectations.”
Lecheek is the only cGMP-certified facility in Arkansas to manufacture nutritional supplements. The company has launched five new products in the past year, and its flagship product, Speed X3, was recognized as the Pre-Workout of the Year by SupplementReviews.com in 2013.
“Lecheek Nutrition’s decision to expand its operations in Harrison speaks volumes about the confidence they have found in the workforce here,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “Today’s expansion announcement completes a great week for Arkansas’ economy. Over the last five days, we’ve announced more than 600 new jobs are coming to the state along with a quarter of a billion dollars in new capital investment. Thanks to Lecheek’s leadership team for setting an example of the success entrepreneurs can find in Arkansas.”
Lecheek Nutrition products can be found in more than 20 countries including Australia, Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland and Poland.
“The City of Harrison is very proud that Lecheek Nutrition chose to build, flourish, and expand their operation,” said Harrison Mayor Dan Sherrell. “They take pride in their company and their products. They also see that our area offers some of the most productive and dedicated employees in the nation.”