Revolution expands in LR Port, will add 60 jobs

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Revolution, the parent company of Delta Plastics, announced Wednesday (Oct. 7) that it will expand its 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Little Rock Port by an additional 36,000 square feet.

The expansion and investment will add at least 60 new jobs within the next two years, bringing total employment at the facility to more than 350.

Revolution manufactures sustainable, high-quality plastic products to both consumers and companies. Its brands include Delta Plastics, Revolution Bag, Revolution Ag, Rodeo Plastics and Command. The company’s focus is to create sustainable circular film solutions and use as much post-consumer resin as possible in all products manufactured.

“The partnerships we formed and the support we have received at the local and state levels for this expansion project is a testament to the strength of the Little Rock community and the great state of Arkansas,” said Sean Whiteley, CEO of Revolution. “We are grateful to work with such exceptional people who are committed to economic growth and environmentally sustainable business solutions. Based on increased business demand, strong customer relationships, and our strategic growth plan, the time is right to move forward with this major expansion.”

The investment at the Little Rock facility, totaling over $20 million, will enable Revolution to continue growing its product line of sustainably-produced commercial polyethylene products that include construction film and sheeting, agriculture film, silo and dairy bags, and geomembrane film.

The expansion will add two new blown film lines capable of producing 40 million-plus pounds of film products per year. This added capacity is specifically designed to manufacture film that incorporates high levels of post-consumer recycled plastic.

“From the beginning, we have been unified by a single powerful mission of preserving our environment for future generations,” said Whiteley. “We do this by diverting millions of pounds of plastic from landfills each year and turning it back into new products through our innovative collection and recycling processes.”

Revolution says it has been expanding for years in the upper Midwest and in California, where large concentrations of dairy and agriculture plastics are used and able to be collected and recycled.

Revolution’s recycling programs collect and recycle a cumulative 200 million pounds of used material each year, and the company plans to quickly expand its product offering in these growing markets with the added capacity from the new lines.

“Revolution is a homegrown company that has grown from its humble beginning in Stuttgart to become an international leader in the manufacture and recycling of plastic goods,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said. “Their dedication to manufacturing sustainable products is the way of the future put into practice in the present. Revolution is an excellent corporate citizen and a perfect fit for Arkansas.”