American Air Filter to expand Fayetteville plant, add 58 jobs

A “Now Hiring’ sign stands in front of the American Air Filter manufacturing plant on South Armstrong Avenue in Fayetteville Friday morning.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

American Air Filter announced Thursday it will expand its manufacturing plant in Fayetteville.

The company plans to invest $516,000 into the facility and add 58 jobs to its current roster of 112 employees in Fayetteville.

“AAF is creating 58 good jobs for Arkansans through this expansion, highlighting the importance of our existing companies,” said Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “AAF’s decision to expand in Arkansas is a testament to the skills and work ethic of the company’s existing workforce.”

The facility, located at 2355 S. Armstrong Ave., manufactures panel and pleated air filters for a wide variety of end users.

“American Air Filter Company is one of our many excellent companies in Fayetteville, and we are excited about AAF’s expansion and the addition of 58 good-paying jobs that do much for our community and the State of Arkansas,” said Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan.

The Louisville, Ky.-based company has more than 3,000 employees, 22 manufacturing facilities, and five research-and-development centers worldwide.