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BACC to host groundbreaking ceremony for LifePlus expansion

Governor Asa Hutchinson, Congressman Rick Crawford, Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh, and local elected officials will be in attendance Friday as the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for LifePlus.

LifePlus International, a world leader in holistic well-being products, will break ground on the first of four new buildings at their flagship manufacturing facility in Batesville.

Scott Lancaster, general counsel for LifePlus, told White River Now the four-phase expansion project will almost double the size of the company’s manufacturing space as well as the number of LifePlus employees over the next three to five years.

“We’re really excited about that growth, about the good paying jobs it’s going to provide for our area, and all the other things it will do to enhance economic development here in our community,” said Lancaster.

The company’s headquarters and production facility is in Batesville, where they employ 175 people who develop high-quality nutritional supplements for customers worldwide. LifePlus employs an additional 350 in Europe.

Lancaster said between 150-175 new employees should be hired as the project progresses.

The groundbreaking will be held at 45 Shirrell Lane in Batesville, on Friday, Dec. 9, at 1:30 p.m.

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