Firm to invest $10 million, create 350 jobs in Rogers
Posted: October 17, 2012 at 10:14 a.m.
A company that recycles post-consumer plastics into sustainable resin will invest $10 million in a new facility and headquarters in Rogers, creating up to 350 jobs, officials said.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Wednesday that NextLife Asset Recovery Services will hire 340 employees at a new processing facility at 1300 N. Dixieland Road and another 10 positions in the corporate headquarters there.
According to a news release, NextLife already has agreements with several companies to supply post-consumer plastic waste, which it will sort, turn into sustainable resin and then supply to plastic goods manufacturers.
"We are thrilled to be opening our third location and our second processing facility,” President and Chief Executive officer Ron Whaley said in a statement. “We are excited to bring green jobs to Arkansas. I want to thank both the state and local officials who have made this day a reality."
Rogers Mayor Greg Hines called the addition of NextLife a "big win" for his city.
“I couldn't be more excited to welcome NextLife to Rogers,” he said in a statement. “NextLife's highly innovative and environmentally sustainable mission is a welcome fit to the city, ‘where possible lives’."
NextLife is based in Boca Raton, Fla.
For more on this story, read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.