HYTROL AND HAAG BROWN PARTNER ON NEW WAREHOUSE FACILITY
JONESBORO, Ark. – May 24, 2022 – Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. and Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development, through its holding company Real Estate for E-Commerce, LLC, have partnered on a new warehouse and distribution center at the new ultra-modern E-Commerce Park.
The 150,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will provide easy access to Interstate 555 and will serve as Hytrol’s main warehouse.
“Our company is growing rapidly, and we require a larger warehouse facility,” said President David Peacock. “By selecting to be a part of the E-Commerce Park, we will be consolidating from three warehouses to one and removing extra equipment from our main plant.”
Hytrol is the first company to sign a lease in the E-Commerce Park. The park is located at the gateway into Jonesboro’s industrial market and will provide up to 3 million square feet of logistics, warehouse, and manufacturing space. In addition, it is within one hour’s drive of Memphis, Tennessee, which is the nation’s primary distribution hub, and America’s largest steel-producing district.
“It is important for us to show our dedication and commitment to Northeast Arkansas,” stated Vice President of Corporate Development Bob West. “The creation of this center will serve not only to benefit Hytrol but the surrounding area as well.”
The facility will indirectly create space for functions within the Hytrol facility for growth in its administrative functions, including its panel shop and non-manufacturing support activities that include the company’s engineering department.
Ramsons Inc. will be heading up the project. Ramsons has worked previously with Hytrol, the most recent project being Hytrol’s Silver Cell expansion.
“One of Hytrol’s slogans is, ‘Hytrol leads the way.’ And it’s no surprise that Hytrol is leading the way with this exciting e-commerce development,” said Vice President of Ramsons, Inc. Scott McDaniel. “They are used to being the first and are quite comfortable in that position. Hytrol has been one of Ramsons’ most valued clients since the earliest days of our company —this project will be the 110th that we’ve built for the firm. We are excited to be on the team.”
“This project would’ve been impossible to pull off without the hard work of our design team, Jason MacDonald at Fisher Arnold (civil engineer) and John Mixon/Tim Cooper at Cooper Mixon Architects,” McDaniel adds.
The partnership between Hytrol and Haag Brown happened naturally, with both companies headquartered in Jonesboro—Hytrol for 60 years and Haag Brown since its inception in 2010.
“This is the result of two companies who have been dedicated to the support and growth of Northeast Arkansas for many years,” said Josh Brown, developer of the project and a principal in Haag Brown Development. “Hytrol has been a cornerstone of Northeast Arkansas for decades, and we’re excited to invest in the future of Northeast Arkansas with them as a partner to ensure that our area continues to be competitive for the variety of industries that call this area home.”
“Haag Brown has demonstrated success and is well known throughout Arkansas,” said West. “The decision to partner with HB was an easy choice. We knew they would deliver, and we quickly got to work.”
The new warehouse facility is set to break ground in late June with an official ceremony held at 8 a.m. on June 24. The facility will be complete for operation in spring 2023.
Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of material handling systems for a variety of industries. Since its founding in 1947, the company has been dedicated to pushing forward the material handling industry. Hytrol moved to Jonesboro, Ark. In 1962, where the company headquarters remain today, and expanded in 2021 to include a second production facility in Fort Smith, AR.
Established in 2010 and based in Jonesboro, AR., Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development is the region’s authority in commercial real estate that specializes in retail project development, tenant representation, and investment advising for commercial properties in Arkansas and surrounding states. Partners Greg Haag and Joshua Brown lead Haag Brown Commercial and their clients to success by placing clients’ needs ahead of their own while striving to excel in quality innovations and value of services in order to be a Philippians 2:4 company.
For more information about Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development, please call 870.336.8000 or visit www.haagbrown.com.