JMP Opens Automation and Robotics Production Facility in Northwest Arkansas
- April 19, 2022
- JMP Solutions
The Fayetteville campus will create 140 jobs over five years and expand JMP’s presence in the United States for greater access to intelligent automation solutions.
April 19, 2022 – JMP Solutions recently announced that construction of its new state-of-the-art automation and robotics facility in Northwest Arkansas has been completed and is open for business. The 20,000 square foot manufacturing and integration space will provide world-class automation and robotics solutions to the region and create approximately 140 jobs over the next five years. The new facility opened on March 1, 2022.
With the new facility, the automation systems integrator offers US customers better access to its intelligent automation and robotics services and can more easily serve its growing list of core customers in the region. In addition to automation and robotics integration, the company’s offerings also include material handling, automated guided vehicles and control systems integration. The installation positions JMP as a global leader in the growing $500 billion automation market.
“We are energized by the growth we have experienced and the opportunity it has given us to move forward with this new facility,” said Ray English, Business Manager for JMP’s Automation and Robotics Division in Arkansas. “This investment in Northwest Arkansas not only allows us to better serve our existing customers in this area, but it also provides other potential customers in the United States with easier access to the automation services provided. by JMP.
Many manufacturing and processing industries continue to face staffing and labor issues, which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. These challenges introduced safety and sustainability concerns and presented opportunities for automated solutions to stabilize manufacturing operations. This announcement from JMP demonstrates its commitment to continued growth by meeting these challenges head-on with increased capacity and capabilities across an ever-expanding footprint.
In addition to expanding its reach and providing greater access to its customers, the new facility is positioned to provide unique and ongoing skills development, technology training and continuing education to better recruit and retain high-level talent. quality for the region. “JMP Solutions is a values-driven, people-centric company,” said Mark Fulmer, who was recently appointed operations manager for the new plant in Arkansas. “We look forward to partnering with local universities and trade schools to attract the best new talent, and we are fully committed to providing a rewarding work experience for the entire team.”
JMP’s close relationships and partnerships with industry leaders in the region, along with proximity to the University of Arkansas and other leading vocational and technical schools, will make Northwest ‘Arkansas a premier training and development sphere for the next generation of automation innovators.
Based in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, JMP’s new plant is the latest addition to a thriving economic region with enterprise-class businesses and an unparalleled quality of life. Fayetteville is the second largest city in Arkansas and was named one of the five best places to live in the country in 2021 by US News Best Places to Live. It is also home to the University of Arkansas, the state’s largest university. In 2021, DegreeChoices ranked the school 13and among the universities with the most graduates working for Fortune 500 companies, and Gartner ranked the university’s supply chain management program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business as the best such program in the country.
Northwest Arkansas and the Ozark Mountains are home to a wide array of natural attractions, offering an array of outdoor activities from biking, hiking, and backpacking to caving and boating . Class 4 fast kayaking and Bull Shoals Lake, with 94,000 acres of water and 1,050 miles of shoreline, are an easy drive from JMP’s new 50-acre campus.
In August 2021, JMP was acquired by Crestview Partners, a leading private equity firm. The move was the first in a long series that Crestview believes will establish a world-leading presence in the intelligent and automated industrial manufacturing market with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
About JMP Solutions
JMP Solutions is an industrial technology partner of Fortune 1000 manufacturers and producers, providing engineering services and turnkey solutions in seven key areas: process automation, control systems integration, information systems, automation and robotics, automated guided vehicles, material handling and networking and security applications. With 17 business units in the United States and Canada, JMP serves customers locally, providing more than 30,000 solutions to over 1,000 customers over its 30-year history.
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