CONWAY, Ark., November 27, 2018 – Central Tube and Bar has expanded their Conway facilities to include a new 72,000-square-foot facility in addition to their existing corporate headquarters and fabrication facility on Middle Road. As part of the new expansion, Central Tube and Bar has also added a new BLM LT7 tube laser, the company’s 7th laser.
“We started in Conway over twenty years ago and it feels great to be reinvesting in our community with this expansion,” said Dustin Ward, President of Central Tube and Bar. “Doubling our facilities allows us to add skilled jobs to the local economy and serve more customers’ tube, bar, and metal supply and fabrication needs.”
Previous to the expansion, the building located on Robbins Street was used by Kimberly-Clark. Central Tube and Bar has been operating since November 1 from the new facility after some updates to the space and installation of the new tube laser.
The expansion is a sign of manufacturing supply chains returning to United States, as the quality and consistency of components from overseas suppliers has decreased. In tandem with rising costs and increasing supply chain risks due to tariffs, many companies are looking to American suppliers like Central Tube and Bar to fulfill part orders. Parts manufactured at the new Conway facility include components for heavy truck, bus, hospitality, aerospace, manufacturing, and energy industries.
“We’re excited to focus on continued growth as more manufacturing is brought back stateside for higher quality, more efficient and accurate value-added component fabrication,” Ward said. “This new facility helps us achieve our goals of providing a better product and service than our competitors, both here and abroad.”
For more information about the expansion, please contact Eric Chambers, Director of Business Development and Marketing, at 501-450-7750.