Tennessee-based Bryce Corporation recently announced that it will invest $80 million to expand its operations in Searcy, Arkansas, as part of the company’s five-year strategic growth plan.
A new manufacturing facility and distribution center will create 142 new jobs in Searcy.
In 1976, the company opened its first manufacturing facility in Searcy with 29 employees. It finished 2021 with 465 employees at that location. Additionally, over that 45-year period, the Searcy manufacturing site has grown from 30,000 square feet to 350,000 square feet, the company says in a news release.
“These are transformational and generational commitments that we are excited to make in Searcy as we transition into the fourth and look forward to the fifth generation of family leadership,” says Sean Bowie, president, who is a fourth generation Bryce family member.
Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the family-owned film convertor makes packaging products for customers in the food, snack, pet care, household, and health and beauty industries.