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Camfil Air Pollution Control Breaks Ground on New $37M Facility

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Camfil Air Pollution Control on Thursday morning began construction on a new $37 million manufacturing and office facility in Jonesboro, bringing the company another step closer to replacing a building that was destroyed by a tornado in early 2020.

Camfil, which specializes in filtration systems that keep air clean in manufacturing and processing facilities, has been operating out of three leased locations since the tornado struck. It’s building its new 290,000-SF facility on 34 acres at the Craighead Technology Park. The facility will provide space for production of industrial dust collectors and filter cartridges, sales offices, storage and shipping.

The project will add about 67 jobs to its workforce of 237, the company said in a news release. It’s expected to be completed next fall.

“I’ve always believed in what Jonesboro has to offer, and by rebuilding here, it shows that Camfil does too,” Jonesboro Mayor Harold Copenhaver said.

The facility will be one of about 30 that Camfil has around the world, including in the Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia.

“We extend our most sincere thanks to everyone who has supported our plans to develop this new facility,” Armando Brunetti, president of Camfil Americas, said in the release. “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.”

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said increased awareness of clean air safety has added to Camfil’s business momentum.

“We are fortunate to have such a value-added company here in Arkansas that invests in its customers, its employees and its community,” he said.

Camfil qualified for the following state incentives: The Advantage Arkansas income tax credit, which can offset up to 50% of a company’s income tax liability each year, and the Tax Back program, which provides sales and use tax refunds on the purchase of building materials and taxable machinery.

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