Trex to Build Factory at the Port of Little Rock

Trex to Build Production Facility at the Port of Little Rock
$400 million investment to create 500 jobs

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 26, 2021) – Trex announced today that the company will build a factory in the Port of Little Rock. The plant will ultimately employ more than 500 people. The total investment will be nearly $400 million.

The Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors met this morning via Zoom in a specially called meeting to approve a resolution authorizing Executive Director Bryan Day to negotiate terms on land and rail use by the company. The Port will convey 290 acres to Trex to build out their facility. The company must meet certain benchmarks regarding construction timeline, total employment and the usage of rail cars.

“This is a great day to be a member of the Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors,” said Joe Bailey, chair of the Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors. Bailey continued, “We are proud of the partnerships the Port has built with Governor Hutchinson, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, and most importantly the City of Little Rock. Together, we have created an opportunity for economic growth in our community.”

This deal was made possible by the Port’s land acquisition due to ongoing investment by the City of Little Rock. The Port purchased the land and is now able to use it for economic development projects.  The company has guaranteed a minimum number of rail cars which will help the Port’s ongoing budget for the next two decades. Additional funds from the State of Arkansas and Pulaski County will add new road and railway infrastructure to the area.

“Today marks the culmination of the vision of Little Rock residents to expand our Port to expand job opportunities in central Arkansas,” said Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority. “Strategic investment and creative partnerships continue to be a recipe for success. We are thrilled to welcome Trex to Little Rock and appreciate their investment and commitment.”

More information about the project can be found at this LINK. Information related to careers at Trex may be found on the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s website at this LINK.

 

About the Port of Little Rock

Established in 1959, the Port of Little Rock drives economic development by providing a world-class transportation hub that connects Arkansas to the global economy. Under the leadership of the Little Rock Port Authority, the Port is a unique intermodal transportation center featuring a 2,640-acre industrial park, two full-service river terminals, its own switching railroad and a slackwater harbor on the 448-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. The Portis designated as a U.S. Customs Point of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone 14.

Learn more about the Port of Little Rock at www.portoflittlerock.com.

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