WireCo WorldGroup Inc. recently announced plans to invest $15 million to expand production at its facility in Sedalia, Missouri. The investment is expected to create 18 new jobs in the region.
“We’re excited to see WireCo finding success and opportunities for growth here in Missouri,” Governor Mike Parson said. “This facility manufactures products that are essential to many industries and provides good-paying jobs to Missourians. We value partnerships like this one, and we appreciate WireCo’s continued dedication to our state as we keep moving Missouri forward.”
WireCo WorldGroup is a global leader in manufacturing, engineering, and distributing steel wire rope, synthetic rope, and electromechanical cable. These products are instrumental in the industrial and infrastructure end markets, crane and rigging, oil and gas, and mining industries.
“This investment will better enable WireCo to respond to the quickly changing U.S. market,” said WireCo’s Chief Operating Officer – Global Steel, Scott Thompson. “We are grateful to Pettis County, Sedalia, and the State of Missouri for their support.”
“We are thrilled that WireCo has chosen to expand here in Pettis County and the Sedalia area,” said Rusty Kahrs, Board President of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County. “When many communities have seen tremendous disruption over the last year, Sedalia and Pettis County have stood strong in our support of existing businesses which has driven continued growth. WireCo’s success in Pettis County is a testament to the talented and hard-working employees of the facility over the last 40 years.”
“WireCo has had a major impact on the Sedalia area, and I’m glad to see them continue to invest in the community,” Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “WireCo, and businesses like it, continue to choose Missouri because of our focus on workforce development, infrastructure, and maintaining our pro-growth business climate.”