UPDATE: Wal-Mart supplier to build, ship toys from Rogers
ROGERS (AP) - A company that makes battery-operated toys that
children can ride on says it will open a manufacturing plant at Rogers
and hire 74 workers who will build products exclusively for Wal-Mart.
Redman & Associates says it will invest $6.5 million in the plant at an average hourly wage of $18.
in 2014, the factory will make 6-volt battery-powered ride-on toys that
will feature characters from Disney and the Marvel franchises.
remarks prepared for delivery, Wal-Mart U.S. president Bill Simon said a
company goal has been to "revitalize" American manufacturing. Gov. Mike
Beebe, also in prepared remarks, touted Arkansas as an affordable
Wal-Mart has said it wanted to buy an additional $50 billion worth of U.S.-made goods over the next decade.
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