RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A corporation looking to enhance their growth in the nuclear industry announces a new manufacturing facility will be placed in Russellville.
Precision Surveillance Corporation (PSC) will have a new facility in the Arkansas city, and their plan is to hire 25 people and invest $1.5 million.
In addition to the post-tensioning services PSC has been supplying to the nuclear industry since 1986, the business growth will include custom design and engineering, heavy life/rigging design services, ironworker and pipefitter construction services, and fabrication.
Officials with PSC say the facility will be in a 40,000 square-foot building in Russellville's East End Industrial Park on Industrial Boulevard.
The following is an excerpt from a PSC press release giving to Today's THV:
"Precision Surveillance Corporation has worked with Entergy at Arkansas Nuclear One for many years now and we have always found the people and the local community to be beyond welcoming," said Paul Smith, president of PSC. "It was therefore an easy decision when we needed more space and resources for our planned expansion to look to Russellville as the perfect location. I would like to thank the Arkansas Valley Alliance and its President Jeff Pipkin, along with the City as a whole, for its help and confidence in our endeavor. As President of PSC I am convinced that together we have formed a team that will allow a long and prosperous future for both PSC and the city."
Headquartered in East Chicago, Ind., PSC has worked with more than 24 nuclear power plants in North America. More than half of all post-tensioned concrete nuclear containment buildings in the United States have been supplied by PSC or its predecessor.
Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville has had a business relationship with PSC for more than a decade.
"PSC is making a significant investment in the River Valley and its workforce," said Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. "The company is creating high-tech jobs that will have a positive impact on the area's economy and residents for years to come."
"It is with great pleasure that we can announce the location of a new industry, Precision Surveillance, Inc., for the City of Russellville and the River Valley Area," said Russellville Mayor Bill Eaton. "We join the Alliance (Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development) and the other agencies that helped make this a reality, in welcoming Precision Surveillance. This action is an example that our economy is showing improvement and the River Valley Area is a welcoming area for those who show interest. We look forward to serving those associated with this new endeavor and hope to advance their interests and welfare."
"It is always gratifying when a company has the confidence in our community and the area workforce to make a multi-million dollar investment in the region." stated Jeff Pipkin, President of the Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development. "I would like to thank the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the Russellville City Council and the Alliance Board of Directors for their progressive leadership and support of this important project."