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Housewares Company Opening Facility In Arkansas, Hiring 90

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Michigan-based housewares company is spending $20 million to open a new facility in Little Rock that it expects to create about 90 ne...
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Michigan-based housewares company is spending $20 million to open a new facility in Little Rock that it expects to create about 90 new jobs within the next two years.

HMS Manufacturing Company announced Wednesday it plans to open a new 550,000 square-foot injection molding facility in the Port of Little Rock. The company says it plans to start production there in the summer of 2020.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says the project is receiving $500,000 from an incentive fund. It is also receiving cash rebates based on the payroll for new employees and sales tax refunds.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson praised the announcement and said HMS was a company he called on the first day of his second term to invite to Arkansas.