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A rendering of Haag Brown Development's planned Steel Creek Development in Trumann, which would include a new warehouse and distribution center for Roach Conveyors.
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Haag Brown, Roach Conveyors Plan Development in Trumann

The project is described as a "lifestyle-focused, master-planned, mixed-use development" on more than 100 acres. read more >
Roach Conveyors has taken over this facility located on S. New York Ave. in Caraway.

Roach Manufacturing to Expand Caraway Plant, Add 30 Jobs

Roach Manufacturing Corp., which makes conveyors and conveying equipment and is also known as Roach Conveyors, announced Monday that it will expand its facility in Caraway (Craighead County) and create 30 new jobs over the next two years. read more >
Gay W. Roach, founder of what became Roach Conveyors, and Tom Loberg, founder of Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc.
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Farm Belt Meets Conveyor Belt in Northeast ArkansasLock Icon

Two of northeast Arkansas’ conveyor manufacturers have deep roots in the region’s farming tradition, going back a half-century and more. read more >
A production worker at Hytrol, the world’s top manufacturer of conveyors, according to President David Peacock. “The two larger material-handling equipment suppliers are larger because they do other things,” he said.
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Jonesboro Area? It Conveys EverythingLock Icon

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States. read more >
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Ben E. Keith Breaks Ground on $70M North Little Rock Center

Ben E. Keith Company of Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday broke ground on a $70 million, 426,000-SF headquarters and distribution center at 8801 Hwy. 70 E. in North Little Rock. read more >
Gov. Mike Beebe at Tuesday's Ben E. Keith announcement. Company President Mike Roach is at far left, and company General Manager Rusty Mathis is at far right.
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Ben E. Keith Announces 74 Jobs, $60M Investment in NLR Facility

Food service products distributor Ben E. Keith said Tuesday that it will spend $60 million on a North Little Rock plant, adding 74 new jobs at an average wage of $33.75 per hour. read more >