LITTLE ROCK — Great Lake Solutions said Monday it will add six high-paying positions at its chemical plant in El Dorado.


The company, a subsidiary of global speciality chemicals company Chemtura, said it is creating the positions at a new 11,000-square-foot research-and-development plant at the facility.


“The new pilot plant is part of Chemtura’s ongoing commitment to innovation and new product development,” Dave Bartley, technology manager for Great Lake’s Arkansas plants, said in a statement.


Bartley said the pilot plant is designed to “serve as a scale-up and test facility within the global technology group and will bridge between traditional laboratory experimentation and full-scale commercial production.”


Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement, “Great Lakes Solutions is a leader in its sector and the company’s decision to add a new research-and-development plant to their El Dorado facility is a testament to the quality of the workforce in South Arkansas.”


State incentives the company will receive include sales tax refunds on building materials and taxable machinery and equipment associated with the project and an income tax credit equal to 3 percent of payroll associated with new jobs.