Boeing Defense, Space & Security Unit: (HQ St. Louis) Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security unit includes military aircraft as well as missiles, airborne lasers, and Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs). The unit is also NASA's prime contractor for the International Space Station and makes information and communications satellite systems.
Emerson Electric Co.: (HQ St. Louis) Emerson makes a host of electrical, electromechanical, and electronic products, many of which are used to control gases, liquids, and electricity. The company gathers its 60-plus business units and divisions under eight Emerson Brands. It has more than 250 manufacturing locations, with about 165 locations outside of the US.
Ford: (Kansas City) Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant, one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the world, produces the Mazda Tribute and Ford F-150. The plant began production in 1957. In 2011, Ford announced a $1.1 billion investment in the facility, adding a second manufacturing line for the F-150 pickup truck in 2012 and bringing in a new product, the Transit commercial van, in 2013. The investment will create 1,600 new jobs.
General Motors: (St. Louis) General Motors’ Wentzville plant produces the Chevy Express & GMC Savana vans. The plant opened in 1983, and it has been the Harbour Report North America "Most Productive Full Size Van Plant" every year since 2003. In September of 2011, General Motors announced a $380 million investment into its Wentzville plant, adding 1,660 jobs and a new pickup line for the Chevy Colorado.
GKN Aerospace North America: (St. Louis) GKN Aerospace North America is a first-tier supplier of structures, components, assemblies and engineering services to aircraft and aero engine manufacturers.
Harley-Davidson: (Kansas City) The 358,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City, Mo. was built in 1998. Kansas City employees produce the Sportster, Dyna and VRSC families of motorcycles from fabrication and finishing through final assembly.
Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc.: (Sedalia) Hayes Lemmerz International is the world's #1 manufacturer of fabricated steel and cast aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light rail trucks, as well as steel wheels for commercial trucks and trailers. Their Sedalia plant employs over 500 Missourians.
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies LLC: (Kansas City) Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies’ Kansas City Plant is at the heart of the NNSA nuclear security organization. In 2009, the plant was honored with the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award based in part on the fact that the combined product quality and reliability performance level has been at 99.9 percent for traditional customers during the past three years.
Kawasaki: (Maryville) In 1989, the Maryville Kawasaki Plant was opened for production of general purpose engines. The Maryville facility has grown to over 700,000 square feet on 113.7 acres of land employing over 600 people.
Lear Operations: (Wentzville) Lear is a leading global supplier of automotive seating systems and electrical power management systems.
Leggett & Platt, Inc.: (HQ Carthage) Leggett & Platt, which pioneered sleep technology when it introduced its bedspring more than 125 years ago, is an S&P 500 diversified manufacturer. Serving a broad suite of customers, Leggett & Platt conceives, designs, and produces an array of products that can be found in most homes, offices, and vehicles.
LMI Aerospace: (HQ St. Louis) LMI Aerospace makes key airplane structures such as door and cockpit window frames, wing leading-edge skins, fuselage skins, and interior components.
MEMC Electronic Materials: (HQ St. Louis) MEMC designs, manufactures, and sells silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry worldwide. The company’s products are used as the starting material in the manufacture of various semiconductor devices, including microprocessor, memory, logic, and power devices, as well as solar cells.
Paul Mueller: (HQ Springfield) The company, a manufacturer of stainless steel tanks, processing systems and equipment for the food, dairy, beverage, chemical, biofuels, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and pure water industries, recently announced that it would add up to 289 jobs to its Springfield operations to meet a backlog of demand for its products.
Peterson Manufacturing Company: (HQ Kansas City) Peterson Manufacturing is primarily a maker of automotive and trailer lighting products. The company also makes automotive mirrors. Lighting customers include Harley-Davidson, Caterpillar, and O'Reilly Automotive.
Smith Electric Vehicles: (HQ Kansas City) Smith Electric Vehicles began production of their Newton electric truck at their new assembly facility in Kansas City in October 2009.
SRG Global: (Farmington and Portageville) SRG Global manufactures plastic and metal components for the global automotive industry. The company operates 2 manufacturing facilities in Missouri supplying grilles, bodyside moldings, nameplates, and other trim products to automotive manufacturers.
TG Missouri Corp.: (HQ Perryville) TG Missouri Corp.’s products include steering wheels, airbags, side molding, interior and exterior plastic trim components for automobiles. The company is affiliated with Toyoda Gosei. In 2012, TG Missouri announced a $39 million expansion, with plans to add 200 jobs to their auto supply plant in Perryville over the next five years. The company is adding the production line as part of a new contract to supply chrome components to Toyota's plant in Princeton, Ind. The components will be used for grills and rear details for the Toyota Highlander.
QinetiQ: (St. Louis and Ft. Leonard Wood) QinetiQ North America is a leading systems engineering contractor delivering engineering, software solutions, logistics information management and IT technical support services to the U.S. Department of Defense, allied governments and select commercial customers.
Zoltek: (HQ St. Louis) Zoltek engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of carbon fibers for various applications, including automotive.