Beebe to mark expansion at Prescott plant

PRESCOTT, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe is to be on hand when a Firestone Building Products Co. plant in Prescott cuts the ribbon on an expansion to the factory.

The Monday event will also mark the addition of 100 new jobs.

The company announced in January 2011 that it would move work from a plant in Kingtree, S.C. with the Arkansas facility. A number of government organizations offered incentives for the company to keep its roofing materials plant in Arkansas.

Also to be on hand for the ceremony is U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, who is from Prescott.

Firestone Building Products is based in Indianapolis.

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