Production Underway at New Colson Plant in Jonesboro Tech Park
Move-in and production has begun at the new Colson Caster factory in Jonesboro’s Craighead Technology Park, according to an update from Jonesboro Unlimited on Wednesday. The Colson facility is one of three new buildings currently under construction in the 1,500-acre park.
Colson manufactures standard and custom steel caster and wheel products and conducts stamping, heat treatment, welding and plating to assembly, quality assurance and shipping within its facility. The 147,000- SF factory will replace Colson’s long-time site on Airport Road.
According to Jonesboro Unlimited, a private partnership economic development organization in the city, the new construction is “state-of-the-art” and “represents how companies continue to reinvest in Jonesboro.”
Jonesboro’s Craighead Technology Park, which is located just a half-mile from I-555 and one hour from Memphis, houses several major manufacturers including Nestlé, Butterball and Frito-Lay. The park is rail-served via BNSF and shovel-ready, with all utilities and road infrastructure in place.
Camfil Air Pollution Control held a groundbreaking ceremony last November to mark the construction of a new $37 million factory in the park, after a tornado in 2020 destroyed its existing facility.
Advanced manufacturing is a mainstay of Northeast Arkansas’ economy. More than 10,000 people work in manufacturing and production in the Jonesboro Metropolitan area, in the agribusiness, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing, and medical equipment and supplies industries.
Photos courtesy of Jonesboro Unlimited
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