LITTLE ROCK — Prime-Line Inc. of Malvern, which manufactures fiberboard moulding and millwork for national distributors, announced Friday it will spend $6.7 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Malvern and add 50 jobs.
The new facility will have the capacity to produce more than 2 million linear feet of primed moulding per week, the company said.
“For the past 18 months we have had to turn away business as we had sold all of our previous capacity during this time,” Prime-Line President and CEO Brian Feeney said in a news release. “This project will allow us to say ‘yes’ again to our customers and sales team. As a business owner, the most frustrating thing is having to turn away business knowing it is right there for the taking. It’s very exciting to open our doors for new business again.”
Prime-Line currently employs 46 people. Its products are sold in retail outlets including Lowe’s and Home Depot.
State incentives the company is eligible to receive include a 2 percent payroll tax credit on new jobs for five years, a sales tax refund on building materials and machinery associated with the expansion project and a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant for the project.
Gov. Mike Beebe said in a statement, “Prime-Line is an Arkansas, and an American, success story. With once just a handful of workers, Prime-Line will now employ nearly 100 people in Malvern, all through the manufacturing of a ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ product that has remained popular among American retailers.”