Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of industrial dust, fume, and mist collection systems for industrial processes, announces the groundbreaking for its new manufacturing and office facility.
The event will take place at Craighead Technical Park in Jonesboro, AR on November 4, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. Central time. Camfil plans to invest more than $37 million in the facility, which will add about 67 new jobs within five years 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,” said Armando Brunetti, president of Camfil Americas. “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 APC has been headquartered in Jonesboro for more than 20 years. In early 2020, the company was already planning to develop a new manufacturing site when a tornado destroyed its facility. Since then, Camfil has been operating out of three separate leased locations throughout the city. The new 290,000-sq-ft facility will occupy 34 acres and is scheduled to open in Fall 2022. In addition to space for manufacturing industrial dust collectors and filter cartridges, the facility will also house sales offices, warehousing, and shipping.
“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 Arkansas 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.”
“Camfil has been a strong community partner for two decades, and we are excited to be a part of their success as they continue to grow with innovative products and services that make us all breathe a little easier,” said Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “I am looking forward to working with them in the future as they complete this new expansion.”
“Camfil’s dedication to its employees and the city of Jonesboro are on full display today,” said Mark Young, President of Jonesboro Unlimited. “The reinvestment Camfil is making in a new facility and the hiring of additional employees in Jonesboro speaks volumes to the relationships they have built here and their continued commitment to our city.”
Camfil APC is a global manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment for challenging industrial applications, with production facilities around the world, including the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia. It specializes in filtration systems that keep air clean and safe in manufacturing and processing facilities. The company’s flagship product is the Gold Series X-Flo (GSX) dust collection system that handles all types of toxic and combustible dusts and fumes, including fine, fibrous, and heavy dust loads.
Camfil APC is a part of Camfil, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 30 manufacturing sites, six R&D centers, local sales offices in 30 countries, and 4,800 employees and growing. For more than half a century, Camfil has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, it provides commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment.