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ARMI acquires facility, adds jobs

ARMI Manufacturing of NWA, an industrial metal manufacturer, celebrated its 16th year of operation by opening a new manufacturing facility in Fayetteville's Industrial Park. The 80,000-square-foot building is near its corporate home office at 1860 Pump Station Road.

This is the third facility the company has opened since starting in 2003. ARMI has doubled in size since 2017, and the new facility has so far created 35 jobs.

The company began with specialty process and utility piping work. It added specialized support services for manufacturing equipment, which has evolved into an entire division dedicated to engineering and fabricating stainless-steel products.

ARMI is based in Fayetteville and has more than 100 employees.

Airgas opens Harrison retail facility

Airgas recently opened a retail facility at 3923 Duncan Drive in Harrison. The store sells a full range of welding supplies, gases and safety protection along with propane tank exchange and food grade CO2 tanks. The branch also makes deliveries to serve customers throughout Boone, Baxter, Carroll, Marion and Searcy counties.

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases; hardgoods and related products; safety products; and ammonia products and process chemicals.

The 10,000-square-foot location has three employees.

Beaver Water District team places fifth

Beaver Water District's Top Ops Team competed and placed fifth in the national Top Ops competition June 11 at the annual American Water Works Association's conference in Denver.

Top Ops is the "college bowl" for water operators. Teams answer technical questions related to the operations of water facilities. Team members, all plant operator IIs, were Steven Caudle, Dustin Mayhew and Gabe Frost. Nikki Holloway, the district's laboratory analyst, is the team's coach. Mindi Dearing, Beaver Water District laboratory supervisor, serves as chairwoman of the association's Top Ops Subcommittee.

The water district supplies drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. The cities resell the water to their customers.

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SundayMonday Business on 06/30/2019

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