UPDATED: 2 Wind Industry Firms Bound for Little Rock to Employ 830

by Amy Riggin  on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 4:20 pm  

Polymarin Composites, an international company that makes rotor blades for the wind industry and a wholly owned subsidiary of Emergya Wind Technologies, on Wednesday announced it will put a new manufacturing facility in Little Rock to initially employ 630

"The No. 1 national security issue facing this country is energy," Snyder said.

Beebe agreed.

"What we are trying to do in Arkansas is to carve out a niche ... in sustainable and renewable energy," Beebe said. "If we remedy our dependence on foreign sources of energy, our security is heightened by untold degrees."

In March, Arkansas Business reported that an entity called Safe Harbor-Arkansas LLC of Dallas bought the Levi Building, formerly a distribution center for the jeans-maker, from Levi Strauss & Co. of San Francisco in a $2.85 million deal.

The deal was financed with a $2.28 million loan from Regions Bank of Birmingham, Ala.

Levi Strauss acquired the 80-acre location at 15000 Panatela Parkway for $210,000 in January 1972 from the Industrial Development Co. of Little Rock.



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