A Record Year 2022: Advanced Manufacturer Invests in West Plains, Missouri

As 2022 draws to a close, we’re celebrating a record-breaking year at Missouri Partnership by taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today, we are highlighting Arlee Home Fashions’ expansion in West Plains, Missouri.

In May, Arlee Home Fashions, an advanced manufacturer of decorative home fashion and pet products, announced plans to invest in West Plains. The expansion represented $300,000 in capital investment and was expected to create up to 80 new jobs in the region.

“We’re excited to see Arlee Home Fashions growing and creating jobs in West Plains, which will benefit the local community for years to come,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Arlee’s commitment to a local workforce means more Missourians will help manufacture quality products found in stores across the country. We congratulate the community of West Plains on this great news and look forward to the company’s continued success.”

“This project was made possible by owners who continue to trust our local partners, who take part in the design, development, production, and shipping right here in West Plains,” said Gary Mann, Vice President of Operations for Arlee Home Fashions. “This is not only an opportunity to bring more jobs to the area, but it also allows us to broaden our capabilities and meet the growing demand for our products. We look forward to another 30 years in the welcoming community of West Plains, which has always provided the support Arlee needs to grow and succeed.”

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