Sleeve Seal (sleeveseal.com) and G.C. Evans Sales & Manufacturing have completed their move to a newly upgraded, larger facility in their home town of Little Rock, AR. This move will accommodate larger projects, faster turnaround times and will include two printing lines in the near future.
G.C. Evans has operated in Little Rock for more than 80 years as a family owned business and has paved the way for Sleeve Seal in the last decade. Currently G.C. Evans employs more than 40 full-time employees manufacturing warmer, cooler and pasteurizing tunnels as well as conveyors and conveyance systems.
Sleeve Seal LLC was created by the G.C. Evans owners as answer to the industries need for faster, more durable sleeve labelers. Sleeve Seal supplies both labeling equipment and printed shrink film with a focus on the consumer/household goods sector as well as the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
“G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal are extremely excited about this move,” says Jason Jones of Sleeve Seal. “We are looking forward to expanding our footprint in not only Arkansas, but nationally as well. The support from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the State of Arkansas has us on track of getting to that point sooner rather than later. We believe that Arkansas creates a competitive advantage for us nationally and we are looking forward to getting underway.”
“Arkansas’ job creation momentum would not be possible without homegrown companies like G.C. Evans and Sleeve Seal that continue to make significant investments in the state,” says Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. “G.C. Evans has a rich history in Arkansas and, along with Sleeve Seal, is positioned to flourish for many more years. With the addition of this expansion, we’ve announced more than 640 new jobs and $256 million in capital investment for Arkansas in just the last few days. Thanks to G.C. Evans and Sleeve Seal for creating new jobs for Arkansas families.”
“We congratulate G.C. Evans and Sleeve Seal on their expansion,” says Jeff Hathaway, chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. “Existing industry expansions are the foundation of sustainable economic development and we were pleased to work with Jason Jones and his team to assist in this new $6 million investment and the 43 new jobs now available in metro Little Rock.”