Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Jonesboro Lands Hair Care and Skin Care Manufacturing Plant

An Illinois-based company, Alberto-Culver Co., just announced it will open a new $60 million, 500,000 sq. ft. plant in the Jonesboro Industrial Park. The facility will make hair care and skin care products such as Alberto VO5, TRESemme, and St. Ives Formula, employing up to 400 people.

Company officials intend to break ground in two weeks with construction complete by 2008. They chose to locate in Jonesboro because they were landlocked in Dallas, where they make a line of ethnic hair care and skin products. The Dallas plant is closing and most of that production is expected to transfer to Jonesboro.