"Central location has been key to Bodine’s success. When you’re selling to companies all over the country, you have some advantages with transportation costs. Others in the east and west have trouble, but you can get anywhere from Missouri, pretty much in any direction." - Bob Lloyd
“We export to Japan, China, France, Spain, Hungary, and Scotland. I have also shipped to South Africa, and I’ll be looking to start some work in New Zealand before too long." - Leroy Cardwell
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Located within 600 miles of 50% of all U.S. households, Missouri is perfectly situated to help manufacturers more effectively reach the end users of their products.
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“One of our top executives was working for us out in Los Altos, California. And he came to us and said,’Please let me move there.’ He’s been in Kansas City 3 or 4 years now, and he loves it. I don’t think you could get him to leave.” - Augie Grasis III
“Springfield is so diversified and so entrepreneurial. There’s opportunity here, even in a down time. That tells you something about the resiliency of the people and the local economy.” - Jack Stack
“We would find it difficult to replace the work force, many of whom are very technically skilled people. Missouri is good for Leggett & Platt, because of people, resources, economic incentives, and low tax burden." - Dave Haffner
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“What I like about Missouri is the local and state support of manufacturing. And the economic development contribution is tremendous, whether it’s through manufacturing itself or through grants for workforce education." - Chris McMurrough
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"ABC Laboratories has a long-standing relationship with the university. We were literally born out of MU. Our founder, Dr. Charles Gehrke, was a highly regarded biochemistry researcher there, and a good percentage of our employees are MU graduates." - Byron Hill
“I've lived in a lot of places, and there is a difference here in how people conduct themselves. There is a strong work ethic and friendliness that I haven't found elsewhere." - Dr. Susanne Cohen