Superior Group of Companies announced a “significant” expansion and upgrades to its Eudora, Ark., distribution center. The company will invest $10 million in the next three years and add 125 additional jobs over the next five years in Arkansas.
The state leveraged a $1.625 million Community Development Block Grant on the project.
The investments will expand and upgrade the facility, which was first opened in 1962 and has undergone multiple expansions and upgrades to support growth of the company. Seminole, Fla.-based Superior Group of Companies, formerly Superior Uniform Group, was established in 1920. It represents and distributes a variety of uniforms, promotional products and branded merchandise.
“We look forward to this major investment in our Eudora, Arkansas, facility which will support our customers’ evolving requirements through additional capacity and upgraded technology,” said Charles Sheppard, senior vice president of global sourcing and distribution.
“Eudora, Arkansas, continues to be an important part of SGC’s success now and as we look to the future. We are pleased to be the largest employer in the area, and we appreciate the support of the AEDC as we continue to invest together in the community,” CEO Michael Benstock said.
“We’re so pleased Superior has chosen to expand and modernize their facility in Eudora,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson, “continuing their long legacy of quality embroidery and apparel manufacturing. With the modernization of their operations and distribution center, they will boost the workforce in a community that will certainly benefit for years to come.”