Local Company Merges With Chinese Company, Keeping Jobs in NWA

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) — A business merger in Springdale is ensuring the jobs of 400 people.

American Tubing International is a manufacturer of copper and aluminum components for the HVAC industry.

The company announced its merger with Chinese company Sanhua on Thursday. 

Besides the jobs staying in the area, the merger could also lead to more jobs in the future.

“Sanhua has made a commitment of keeping the management in place at ATI. There’s product that we’re going to bring from China here to Springdale,” said Chuck Lewis, president of American Tubing International. “So, that’s going to create more job opportunities and it’s going to give ATI an opportunity to grow.”

American Tubing International President Chuck Lewis said Sanhua’s goal is to triple the size of ATI in the next three to four years.

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