LITTLE ROCK — American Tubing Inc. of Springdale announced plans Tuesday for a $3.2 million expansion that will mean 50 new jobs.
American Tubing is a leading producer of copper assemblies and components for use in the air conditioning and refrigeration industries.
The expansion will add 20,000 square feet to the company’s facility in Springdale and allow for production of aluminum assemblies and components to meet growing demand.
“We are extremely excited about this new product line,” American Tubing President Chuck Lewis said. “We have worked closely with our customers for the past two years to be ready for production in 2014. Since 2008 business has been somewhat flat. Growing and innovating is what we do best. It’s good to have too much to do again.”
The company said it will increase its current work force of 160 once the addition is complete.
“American Tubing’s decision to expand in Springdale rather than looking elsewhere confirms the quality and dedication of the company’s existing work force,” said Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “We appreciate American Tubing’s continued commitment to its Arkansas manufacturing facility.”
American Tubing has been in operation since 1976. The company serves a diverse customer base, including clients in the defense and commercial industries. The company is a subsidiary of National Tubing Holding, located in Birmingham, Ala.