Hytrol to add jobs in Jonesboro, change shifts

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Hytrol Conveyor Company will hire 35 new employees and change its shift schedule, according to Talk Business & Politics’ content partner KAIT.

The company has announced it will shift its schedule from a traditional five-day a week schedule with three shifts to a schedule of two four-day ten-hour shifts. This will allow the company to add two 12-hour shifts working Friday through Sunday.

The transition to the new schedule starts Feb. 3 with the schedule being fully integrated by March 1.

The new jobs are expected to be available by April. A description of what those jobs will be was not released. The company hopes the adjustment to the plant hours will allow Hytrol to continue to grow and advance its core value of family.

“Family to us means that we care for people at work and at home,” Hytrol President David Peacock said. “We’re striving to do that while also making sure to optimize the way we manufacture our products. By implementing these changes, we are increasing our workforce to meet the needs of our customers in an industry that is always changing.”

Hytrol bills itself as the largest conveyor manufacturer in North America. It operates over 600,000 square feet of manufacturing production space and has 1,400 employees.