Coorstek announces multi-million dollar expansion
In March 2019, local, state and county officials as well as members of the Coors family and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the expansion of the Coorstek facility in Benton.
The presentation included a groundbreaking for the 50,000-square foot expansion that is expected to cost $26 million.
“On behalf of Timothy (Coors,) my brother Michael (Coors) and I, we are pleased to have you join us here today to celebrate breaking ground on our newest expansion here in Benton, Arkansas,” said CO-CEO Jonathan Coors. He called the expansion the “largest single investment the company has made in Arkansas in several years.”
Coorstek has facilities across the globe but decided to expand in Benton. “Whenever we look at a new production line that is going to be put into place here, they could have made decisions to put that production line elsewhere in their manufacturing facilities across the globe. They are in multiple countries and multiple states, but they chose Benton,” Hutchinson said. Jonathan Coors while addressing the crowd explained what items will be created in the expanded facility. “The future site that we are setting up here is going to be expanding our armor component manufacturing. One of the things we do here in Benton, Arkansas and are particularly proud of is producing body armor components to support the U.S. military and our allies across the globe,” Jonathan Coors said. “That’s what we’re really proud about today.”