An update on the progress of the Sun Bio project was presented to members of the Economic Development Corporation of Clark County Tuesday afternoon.

An update on the progress of the Sun Bio project was presented to members of the Economic Development Corporation of Clark County Tuesday afternoon.
Stephen Bell, president and CEO of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce, reported that Sun Bio Project Manager Grace Yin was recently in Arkadelphia.
“Mr. (Guangdong) Ying actually made Grace come because he wanted to make sure that the public was aware that they are very active with the project and that they are actually building the mill. He wanted Grace to be very visible,” said Bell.
Ying serves as Sun Paper Vice President and Deputy General Manager.
Bell also reported that Yin along with Sun Bio Consultant Ray Dillion met with local representatives to discuss the purchase of the water lines for the mill.
Meetings were also held in Little Rock with Crafton Tull to discuss rail and soil treatment, as well as with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to inform them on the new product and what it would mean for the air permit.
Bell reported he and Eric Hughes also met with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to reaffirm the state’s commitment for the rail portion of the project.