Barefoot Carriers expanding operations in Ripley

town_ripley_greenRIPLEY (AP) – Barefoot Carriers is expanding its operations in Ripley.

Officials say in a news release Thursday that the project represents a $2 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs.

The expansion involves the addition of 12 trucks and trailers, new equipment, and the extension of the company’s truck and trailer parking and lay-down area.

Established in 2001, Barefoot Carriers is a family-owned and operated company that primarily provides over-the-road trucking and long-haul service throughout the United States.

The company’s customers range from medical suppliers to the furniture manufacturers, with its largest customer being Ashely Furniture. Barefoot Carriers currently operates 44 over the road and four local trucks.