Camfil Air Pollution Control held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to mark the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Jonesboro. The company plans to invest more than $37 million in the facility, located in Craighead Technology Park, and add 67 new jobs to an existing workforce of 237 people.
“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 Air Pollution Control is a part of the Camfil Group, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, which has 30 manufacturing sites, six research-and-development centers, and local sales offices in 30 countries, as well as 4,800 employees. As a manufacturer of clean air solutions, Camfil provides commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control.
“I’ve always believed in what Jonesboro has to offer, and by rebuilding here, it shows that Camfil does too,” Jonesboro Mayor Harold Copenhaver said.
Camfil has operated in Jonesboro for more than 20 years. The company had already begun to make plans for a new facility when a tornado in 2020 destroyed its existing manufacturing facility. Since then, Camfil has been operating out of three separate leased locations throughout the city and estimates that the new site will be operational in 2022. Sales offices, filter cartridge production, warehousing and shipping were not damaged and will also move to the new facility.
“This is a company that was already enjoying a momentum in business even before recent events led to an increased awareness in clean air safety,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “We are fortunate to have such a value-added company here in Arkansas that invests in its customers, its employees, and its community.”