Superior Group of Companies announced this week it will invest $10 million in significant expansion and upgrades to its distribution center in Eudora and add 125 additional jobs over the next five years, according to a company news release.
The investments will expand and upgrade the current Eudora facility, which was first opened in 1962 and has undergone multiple expansions and upgrades to support growth of the company.
The Seminole, Florida-based Superior Group of Companies, formerly Superior Uniform Group, was established in 1920. It represents and distributes a variety of uniforms, promotional products and branded merchandise.
“We look forward to this major investment in our Eudora, Arkansas, facility which will support our customers’ evolving requirements through additional capacity and upgraded technology,” said Charles Sheppard, senior vice president of Global Sourcing and Distribution.
CEO Michael Benstock said, “Eudora, Arkansas, continues to be an important part of SGC’s success now and as we look to the future. We are pleased to be the largest employer in the area, and we appreciate the support of the AEDC as we continue to invest together in the community.”
SGC has worked with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) on this project, receiving a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $1,625,000.
“We’re so pleased Superior has chosen to expand and modernize their facility in Eudora,” said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, “continuing their long legacy of quality embroidery and apparel manufacturing. With the modernization of their operations and distribution center, they will boost the workforce in a community that will certainly benefit for years to come.”
Superior Group of Companies is a combination of companies that help customers unlock the power of their brands by creating extraordinary brand experiences for employees and customers. It provides customized support for each of its divisions through its shared services model.