LITTLE ROCK — Lecheek Nutrition, a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements, said Friday it will spend $6.7 million to expand its operations in Harrison and will create 100 new jobs over the next four years.
The company, which now employs a little more than 70 people, plans to move into a new, 437,000-square-foot building as part of the expansion.
“It is my passion to help others in Harrison succeed and bring job opportunities to the town I have lived in for 23 years,” Dustin LeBleu, owner and founder of Lecheek Nutrition, said in a news release issued by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
“This is just the beginning for the company, and our growth will far exceed even our own expectations,” he said.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, “Lecheek Nutrition’s decision to expand its operations in Harrison speaks volumes about the confidence they have found in the workforce here.”
State incentives the company is receiving for the expansion project include a $315,000 community development block grant; sales tax refunds on building materials, taxable machinery and equipment associated with the project; and an income tax credit equal to 1 percent of payroll for new jobs.