LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A company that makes wet wipes and other products from recycled materials will open a $63 million manufacturing facility in Rogers.
Strateline Industries announced Tuesday it would employ about 150 people at a 250,000-square-foot facility that had been closed since last year.
''Sustainability is a key component of our economic development strategy,'' Gov. Mike Beebe said. ''Companies like Strateline, which are able to create new raw material from industrial by-products, are helping sustain our natural resources while bringing high quality jobs to Arkansas.''
The former Scott Paper plant had been operated by the Polymer Group since 1992 but left 120 workers jobless when the company moved operations to New Jersey last January.
Jeffrey Post, Strateline's marketing director, said the company has already hired more than 30 workers who were laid off from the former plant.
Strateline said it will partner with Oklahoma-based Sustainable Solutions Inc. to produce a sustainably repurposed cotton non-woven material.