W&W | AFCO to Open New Production Facility

W&W | AFCO Steel will turn the former LM Wind Power building at Arkansas's Port of Little Rock into a fabrication shop. 

The new facility, which will fabricate structural steel for bridges and commercial buildings, will be W&W | AFCO's fifth in the state and will create 115 full-time jobs.

W&W | AFCO is an AISC full member and has 19 production facilities in the US.

"W&W | AFCO Steel is proud to announce this expansion in Little Rock. Our bridge operations are headquartered in Little Rock and we are happy to seize the opportunity to make a productive plant out of this vacant building," Grady Harvell, president and COO of W&W | AFCO Steel, said in an announcement from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. "The new facility will enhance our ability to continue providing competitive steel bridges to the state of Arkansas and the region as well as increase our production capacity for steel building products."

In the same statement, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson noted that many of Little Rock's commercial buildings were built with AFCO steel. The company was founded there in 1909; after its 2002 purchase by W&W Steel, it is now headquartered in Oklahoma City.