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September 5, 2017 10:45 AM, EDT

SAF-Holland Will Expand Dumas, Ark., Facility

SAF-Holland said it will invest about $4 million in its Dumas, Ark., facility for additional manufacturing and warehousing space, paint line, robotic welding cells and other new technology and equipment as it builds its capacities in axle and suspension systems in the Americas.

SAF-Holland employs 143 people at the Dumas plant, where it manufactures trailer suspension and axle systems for commercial vehicles, including those made by Wabash National Corp. and Great Dane trailers. SAF-Holland has added 60 new jobs to date with plans to end up at about 65 total new positions, according to the company.

“By expanding, we are developing our employees and resources to prepare for future worldwide market opportunities, Charles Swopes, manager of the Dumas plant, said in a statement.

SAF-Holland is based in Luxembourg and manufactures chassis-related systems and components primarily for trailers, trucks, buses and recreational vehicles, according to the company.