Subscribe Register Login

Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:10 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

'Multimillion-dollar' rice mill planned for Pine Bluff port

This article was published June 2, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

Construction will begin immediately on a new rice mill at the Port of Pine Bluff, a "multimillion dollar" project that will initially create 25 jobs, officials said Monday.

Southwind Milling said in a statement the new mill at 4215 Emmett Sanders Road in the Pine Bluff Port's Harbor and Industrial District should open by February of next year with the first wave of new jobs.

The company then plans to expand "in the near future," the statement said, to double the capacity of the mill and add a rice flourmill. It wasn't immediately known how many jobs would be added then or when that expansion would occur.

The statement noted that the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Arkansas Development Finance Authority financed part of the project. A message left with a commission spokesman seeking details on that financing wasn't immediately returned, and no one answered early Monday afternoon at a number for the Optimum Group, which owns Southwind Milling.

The total cost of the project was described in the release only as a multimillion-dollar investment.

Comment on: 'Multimillion-dollar' rice mill planned for Pine Bluff port

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1 total comment

HM2 says... June 2, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.

Pine Bluff can just about kiss it's multi- million dollar rice mill goodbye. You've got to have a lot of power to operate that rice mill, power comes from coal, Obama NO.

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • General laborer

    Laborer Needed: NLR Company now hiring Laborers for constru...
    MAUMELLE, AR

  • Vet tech/exp tech

    certified veterinary technician or experienced tech needed f...
    BENTONVILLE, AR

  • Educator needed for early

    Intervention program for children birth to six years. Seeki...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Software developer

    Protech Solutions, Inc Little Rock, AR. Apply online at: ht...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Finish heavy equipme

    Redstone Construction Group has the following positions avai...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 1149 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online