CoorsTek, a global leader in engineered ceramics manufacturing, joined local, county and state officials, including Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, to celebrate groundbreaking activities for a new facility expansion in Benton, Arkansas.
“CoorsTek is pleased to announce expansion of our Benton facility. This expansion will provide new jobs supporting the aerospace and defense industries, and supporting manufacturing in central Arkansas,” said Jonathan Coors, co-chief executive officer at CoorsTek. “As we continue to grow globally, we are committed to the long-term strength of the local communities where we live and work”.
The expansion will total 50,000 square feet, amounting to $26 million in capital investments, and increase its workforce by more than 15 percent. It currently has a 180,000 square foot facility that employs more than 200 people in Benton. The Benton facility has served U.S. and international customers in the aerospace and defense industries since 1979.
According to Hutchinson, people in Arkansas understand manufacturing and the state is one of the highest ranked for its percentage of manufacturing employees. “The Coors are a family of entrepreneurs,” said Governor Hutchinson. “They’re a family that believes in community, in values, in hard work and that’s a good fit for Arkansas.
In addition to a new 50,000-square-foot facility, CoorsTek will purchase several pieces of manufacturing equipment to support the growing demand for aerospace and defense-related industries. “One of the things we do here in Benton that we are particularly proud of is producing body armor components to support the U.S. military and our allies across the globe,” said Coors.
CoorsTek makes the world measurably better as the partner of choice for technology and manufacturing companies worldwide whose success requires the unique, high-performance properties of products manufactured from engineered ceramics and advanced materials. CoorsTek products and components touch people’s lives through amazing solutions to global challenges in energy, transportation, information technology, healthcare, and defense, among others. For more information about CoorsTek, including product information, its history since 1910, and locations throughout Europe, North America, and Asia.