Cynergy Cargo, an enclosed cargo trailer manufacturer headquartered in Douglas, Georgia, announced Thursday that it will build a new facility in the Crossett Industrial Park. The company plans to hire 70 new, full-time employees within 24 months, including carpenters, welders, and electricians.
Cynergy currently employs about 60 people at its facility in Douglas where it runs two lines. The company chose to expand in Crossett to be closer to customers and increase production with a third line.
“I want to thank Cynergy Cargo for having the vision of moving forward and having faith in the future of our country and our workforce in Crossett,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. “As a growing business, Cynergy will fit right in with the hardworking families in south Arkansas.”
While the new facility is under construction, Cynergy will operate a temporary facility in Crossett.
“Through every step of the process, we have received outstanding support from Crossett Economic Development Commission as well as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission,” said Vigler Mazariegos, Cynergo Cargo owner. “In the spirit of progress, these leaders have expressed immense interest to create more employment opportunities for citizens.”
Cynergy Cargo began making enclosed cargo trailers in 2012 and has since manufactured more than 30,000 trailers that have been sold throughout the United States and Canada.
“The economic impact of 70 new jobs in Crossett and southeast Arkansas cannot be overstated, especially at a time when we need this good news the most,” said Howard Beaty Jr., president of the Crossett Economic Development Foundation. “This announcement would not be possible without the support of the community, our partnership with Governor Hutchinson, and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.”
The jobs come at an important time for Crossett. Not only is the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic like the rest of the country, but Georgia Pacific announced major layoffs of 555 last year at its Crossett facility.