MANILA, Ark. (AP) — A Maine-based company is announcing plans to expand its manufacturing plant in northeast Arkansas.
Falmouth, Maine-based Southworth Products Corporation CEO Brian McNamara said Wednesday that the company will invest $935,000 in the plant in Manila and add 35 jobs.
The company plans to add two new assembly lines at the plant and to better separate its shipping and production operations.
Southworth Products Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of ergonomic material handling equipment and container handling equipment for vertical lifting and work positioning. The products are intended to improve worker productivity and reduce workplace injuries.
Its products include scissor lift tables, container tilters, pallet level loaders, pallet trucks, coil and roll handling equipment, roll on level loaders, dock lifts, vertical conveyors and manual lifter transporters.