FORT SMITH — A company that makes components for the oil and gas industry is to spend $8 million and hire 40 new workers at its plant in Fort Smith.
Butler and Cook Inc. said Wednesday that it is adding machinery over a two-year period as its orders are expected to increase.
Operations Manager David Gossett said the company has a goal of being one of the largest high-tech manufacturers in the Arkansas.
The Southwest Times Record reported that the company produces precision parts and materials for buyers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas. It also has customers in Canada.