Custom Aircraft Cabinets Announces 150 New Jobs, $5.9M Expansion

Custom Aircraft Cabinets, a specialized woodworking and upholstery manufacturer in North Little Rock, announced Friday that it will add 150 jobs and move its manufacturing plant to Sherwood.

The company will move into the old National Home Center building on Landers Road and begin a $5.9 million expansion. The new jobs created will average an hourly wage of between $15 and $20, according to a news release.

CAC, founded in North Little Rock in 1989, provides services for private, corporate and head-of-state aircraft companies across the globe. Post-expansion, the company will employ more than 290 people.

In addition, CAC's sister firm Reliable Fire Protection will add 20 new jobs, increasing its employee count to 70. The new jobs will entail an average hourly rate of $20 at a nearby facility, the release said.

"Over the past years, CAC has become known for the highest quality products in the aircraft interiors market. This newest expansion affords us the opportunity to not only better serve our existing clientele, but to successfully approach other segments of the aircraft interiors maket," said CAC owners Paul Reesnes and Mike Gueringer in a joint statement.

Gov. Mike Beebe called the expansion "another success story for a homegrown company that is now ready to double its workforce and continue to thrive."

"Aerospace has consistently been one of our state's top exports, and CAC has found its niche for prosperity in this important Arkansas industry," he said.