Little Rockers make things – smartly and efficiently. With targeted workforce development from the region’s community colleges and universities, aircraft interiors, road graders, windmill blades, steel pipes and processed food make advanced manufacturing one of the region’s top employers.
Caterpillar, in its first year in the region, built over 1,000 Motor Graders which were sold throughout the world.
LM Wind Power, based in Denmark, manufactures windmill blades at two locations in the region, including its North American headquarters.
Sage V Foods produces frozen and instant rice from its state-of-the-art cooking and freezing plant at the Little Rock Port. sagevfoods.com
Saint Gobain (France), one of the world’s largest industrial companies, made the glass for the Louis XIV’s Palace at Versailles and will soon make ceramic proppants at its new 100,000 square-foot facility on 68 acres.
Skippy Foods, LLC, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods, makes all the world’s Skippy peanut butter at its Little Rock Port facility.
Welspun Tubular, LLC , based in India, manufactures steel pipes for the oil and gas industry from its soon-to-be twice-expanded, $280 million, 800-employee, 700-acre Little Rock Port location.