Posted 12/17/2013 01:31 pm
Epoxyn Products, a Hamilton Scientific company that makes specialized table- and counter-tops and other surfaces for laboratories, said Tuesday that it will expand its manufacturing facility in Mountain Home, creating 50 jobs.
"Epoxyn's success is Mountain Home's success," said Gov. Mike Beebe, who attended the company's announcement in Mountain Home. "An Arkansas-based company with a good product, combined with a good local workforce, often results in the creation of more jobs and more investment.
"That's what we're seeing in Baxter County, and hope to see more of throughout Arkansas' manufacturing centers," he said.
Epoxyn said it will invest $5 million in the expansion so it can serve customers around the world.
Epoxyn Products is part of Hamilton Scientific, a 132-year-old laboratory furniture and equipment supplier headquartered in De Pere, Wis. Epoxyn offers both epoxy and phenolic resin, two common laboratory work surface materials. Epoxyn's products include chemical-resistant, laboratory-grade epoxy work surfaces, sinks, balance tables, pegboards, fume hood tops and other components.
Officials said people interested in working at Epoxyn Products can contact the Arkansas Workforce Center in Mountain Home at (870) 425-2386.