Mayville Engineering expands in Heber Springs, adding 70 jobs

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Mayville Engineering Company Inc. announced Tuesday (Nov. 9) it is expanding its capacity in Heber Springs and adding up to 70 new jobs.

Founded in 1945 in Mayville, Wis., MEC provides a broad range of prototyping and tooling, production fabrication, coating, assembly, and aftermarket services.

The company has 20 facilities in seven states.

MEC has operated its 190,000-square-foot facility in Heber Springs since acquiring the former Defiance Metal Products Company in 2018. Current employment at the facility is approximately 200.

“After reviewing many alternative sites and states, we are focusing additional investment in Heber Springs due to the availability of a highly skilled manufacturing workforce, growth in regional demand, and potential further market growth opportunities,” said Bob Kamphuis, chairman, president, and CEO.

“We are grateful for the support of the city of Heber Springs, Cleburne County, and the state of Arkansas for their ongoing support of MEC Heber Springs and look forward to our future success together,” he added.

“With this expansion, Mayville Engineering Company has demonstrated the continuing confidence it has in our Cleburne County workforce,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. “Arkansas workers are second to none, and I strongly believe that MEC will find Arkansas has the business climate the company needs to navigate its future.”