November 4, 2021—Blue skies and big smiles were everywhere as Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) broke ground on its new 247,000 SF facility today. Close to 75 people attended the event in Jonesboro’s Craighead Technology Park.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston helped Camfil celebrate the live-streamed milestone, In his keynote address, the Governor addressed Armando Brunetti, President of Camfil Americas, saying Camfil’s $37M investment shows confidence in Jonesboro’s future.
“You’ve got manufacturing facilities all over the globe, and you have choices to make. But you chose Jonesboro, and you continue to expand here. We love that partnership, and we are grateful for it,” the Governor said.
“Camfil has been a strong community partner for two decades. We are excited to be a part of their success as they continue to grow with innovative products and services that make us all breathe a little easier,” said Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “I am looking forward to working with them in the future as they complete this new expansion.”
Camfil Air Pollution Control is a part of the Camfil Group, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, which has 30 manufacturing sites, six research-and-development centers, and local sales offices in 30 countries. Camfil is a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, providing commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control.
Camfil’s new investment adds to the company’s history in Jonesboro, where they have been in operation for more than 20 years. Armando Brunetti described the planning and development of the new factory as a partnership between Camfil and the community.
“We extend our most sincere thanks to everyone who has supported our plans to develop this new facility,” Brunetti said. “The people of Jonesboro have been key to the success of Camfil APC, and we are honored to continue to thrive here and to contribute to local economic growth.”
“Camfil’s dedication to its employees and the City of Jonesboro is on full display today,” said Mark Young, President of Jonesboro Unlimited, “The reinvestment Camfil is making in a new facility, and the hiring of additional employees in Jonesboro speaks volumes to the relationships they have built here and their continued commitment to our city.”
Camfil leaders say the new site will be operational in 2022. Sales offices, filter cartridge production, warehousing, and shipping will all move to the new facility.