Camfil Air to invest $37 million in new Jonesboro facility

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Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), manufacturer of industrial dust, fume and mist collection systems for industrial processes, will hold a groundbreaking for its new manufacturing and office facility Thursday (Nov. 4) at the Craighead Technical Park, according to Jonesboro Unlimited.

Camfil plans to invest more than $37 million in the plant, which will add an expected 67 new jobs within five years to an existing workforce of 237 workers.­

“We extend our most sincere thanks to everyone who has supported our plans to develop this new facility,” Armando Brunetti, President of Camfil Americas said. “The people of Jonesboro have been key to the success of Camfil APC, and we are honored to continue to thrive here and to contribute to local economic growth.”

Camfil APC has been headquartered in Jonesboro for more than 20 years. In early 2020, the company was already planning to develop a new manufacturing site when a tornado destroyed its facility. Since then, Camfil has been operating out of three separate leased locations throughout the city.

The new 290,000-square-foot facility will occupy 34 acres and is scheduled to open in late 2022. In addition to space for manufacturing industrial dust collectors and filter cartridges, the facility will also house sales offices, warehousing and shipping.

“Camfil has been a strong community partner for two decades, and we are excited to be a part of their success as they continue to grow with innovative products and services that make us all breathe a little easier,” said Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “I am looking forward to working with them in the future as they complete this new expansion.”

“Camfil’s dedication to its employees and the city of Jonesboro are on full display today,” said Mark Young, President of Jonesboro Unlimited. “The reinvestment Camfil is making in a new facility and the hiring of additional employees in Jonesboro speaks volumes to the relationships they have built here and their continued commitment to our city.”