Lifeplus International, a world leader in holistic wellbeing products, has broken ground on the first of four new buildings at its flagship manufacturing facility in Batesville, where the company plans to invest $24 million and create 150 jobs within five years.
Lifeplus currently has its corporate headquarters and a facility in Batesville where it employs a combined 250 people who develop high-quality nutritional supplements for customers throughout the world. Another 350 Lifeplus employees work in Europe.
“Lifeplus is looking forward to this next chapter in the growth and expansion of our company,” Lifeplus owner Robert Christian said. “We’re excited about the good paying jobs this expansion will create here in our community and about the increased production capability and resulting market share that it will give us both here in the U.S. and worldwide.”
This will be the first of four new buildings for Lifeplus that will not only increase the company’s footprint in Batesville to about 250,000 square feet, but will also double the company’s local workforce.
“It’s always a great a day when we get to celebrate our homegrown companies,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “Lifeplus has been a great community partner in Batesville. I am confident that this expansion will take Lifeplus to new heights, and before long, they will be a household name not just overseas, but also throughout Arkansas. This is just another example of how Arkansas has the tools in place to help businesses grow and succeed in the global economy.”
For more information about Lifeplus, as well as to access the company’s online shop, visit www.Lifeplus.com.