Pic By: Xpress Boats
JONES MILL, Ark. (KATV) — There's an abandon plant of highway 270 in the small community of Jones Mill.
But it was announced early Monday, that that's about to change.
"When I moved out here a long time ago, there was all kinds of stuff," Throne said.
Like the General Cable plant, which shut down production a few years ago.
"I was hoping we'd see something go in there," said Throne.
Well, Monday morning, it was announced that Xpress Boat Company will be bringing roughly one hundred new jobs back to this plant and jones mill, to help with production of their Veranda Luxury Pontoon Boats.
"It's an exciting opportunity for our company, it's an exciting opportunity for the community," Rory Herndon, president of Xpress Boat Company, said.
"Any time you have the expansion of a local business, it's a great day," Pat McCabe, mayor of Hot Springs, said.
Mayor McCabe says the Garland County based company will drive more revenue for the area, after investing nearly $10 million in the General Cable Plant.
"We're going to have people coming from Hot Springs, Malvern are going to have people employed," McCabe said.
Something Throne says will put the abandon plant back into good use.
"I think they'll do really good right there," she said.
General Cable had left Jones Mill in 2015.
The plant itself in over 375,000 square feet.