Jefferson County Industry Day

July 7, 2022

The Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, AR partnered with Economics Arkansas for “Industry Day,” an event aimed at connecting educators to industry. Area teachers toured two Jefferson County manufacturing facilities, Highland Pellets and Kiswire Pine Bluff, to get an in depth look at what jobs are available in our area. The group also heard from a panel of industry leaders to learn about their needs and how to connect area students with them.

Industry leader panelists:
Peter Austin, Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff
Joe Goss, Power & Recovery Business Unit Manager, Pactiv Evergreen Inc.
Chris Hart, President/CEO, Central Moloney, Inc.
Ronnie Wilhite, Plant Manager, Wheeling Machine Products

Thank you to Watson Chapel School District for providing transportation, to the the AR River Education Service Cooperative for hosting today’s professional development, and to The Hive for a delicious boxed lunch!


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