Engineered ceramics maker CoorsTek revealed plans Monday for a new $9 million expansion project at its Benton, AR manufacturing facility that will boost its production capabilities, the Arkansas Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) announced Monday.
“The expansion of our Benton facility is a key step in our long-term strategy for CoorsTek supporting the evolution and innovation of the defense and aerospace markets,” Jonathan Coors, the firm’s co-chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Benton has long been an important manufacturing hub for us, and the support and partnership we have experienced from both local and state governments has been a driving factor in our desire for continued investment in Arkansas.”
50 new jobs will be created as a result of the expansion.
CoorsTek finished construction on another $26 million expansion project at the Benton plant last December, adding new production capabilities to support the aerospace and defense industries.
“It’s been two years since CoorsTek broke ground for a $26 million expansion in Benton, which the company completed last year,” said Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in a release. “Here they are again, creating more jobs and further polishing Arkansas’ reputation in the defense and aerospace markets.”
Based in Golden, CO, CoorsTek supplies technical ceramics to a number of industries. The firm currently employs about 5,000 workers across its footprint.