Representatives of Gibson Box Company, Inc. gathered at the official groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 25 at the site where construction will begin for a new warehouse on Highway 62 in Agnos.
According to David Gibson, president of the corporation, the company will employ about 15 workers in the new 33,000- square-foot facility. The company is a corrugated box maker and broker. Its services include warehousing and distribution of the product.
The new building will more than triple the warehouse and production space of the present facility located east of Salem, which opened in May of 1999. The company has seven employees.
Gibson Box is running three tractor-trailer rigs and a bob-truck into four states delivering corrugated containers that are warehoused at the Agnos location, according to Gibson.Capital Construction will build the new facility located on a 28-acre site across from Agnos Church of Christ. According to Ron Henry, owner of Capital Construction, construction will begin as soon as the mud dries.
Henry said construction should be completed in about 16 weeks, weather permitting.
The location of the new facility is a fifth-generation, family-owned property. Family members from four generations were present at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The new location will also provide office space for Danco Packaging, owned by Danny and Tina Gibson. It will house Gibson Racing Inc. and West Plains Motor Speedway, businesses owned by Don and Billie Gibson.
Officials from Salem Chamber of Commerce, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, First National Bank of Sharp County and County Judge Curren Everett were present at the ceremony.