Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., recently announced plans to invest in a new manufacturing facility in Boonville, Missouri.
“We’re thrilled to see Kawasaki’s continued success in Missouri and are proud to be home to this new location in Boonville,” Governor Mike Parson said. “Our business-friendly economy, central location, and workforce development programs help companies like Kawasaki find opportunity here in the Show-Me state. This facility will provide hundreds of good-paying jobs for Missourians and further strengthen our thriving manufacturing sector.”
The new facility will help the company meet increasing demand for general purpose engines used in lawn and garden products and is expected to create 270 new jobs in the region.
“Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. is excited about the expansion to the Boonville community, which will alleviate high demand at Maryville and enable our business to grow and increase capacity,” said Anita Coulter, Corporate Deputy Director of Administration for Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. and Maryville Plant Manager. “We were fortunate to find a location that has a hometown feel and strong work ethic, as displayed by the dedication of Boonville leaders. We appreciate the support of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Boonslick Community Development Corporation (BCDC), Industrial Development Authority of the City of Boonville (IDA), Ameren, the Cooper County Commission, the City of Boonville, Big Industrial and others that have also provided incentive programs and support invaluable to starting operations.”
“I could not have chosen a better company than Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation for our community’s continued growth,” said Gigi Quinlan McAreavy, Director of Economic Development for Boonslick Community Development Corporation. “The company prides themselves on making a quality engine and recognizes their employees as the reason for their success. This exciting announcement was long overdue for Boonville, and we look forward to assisting Kawasaki’s continued success through our strategic location on Interstate 70 and just 20 minutes from the University of Missouri-Columbia.”
Missouri is a center for advanced manufacturing excellence, supported by a cost competitive, pro-business and innovative environment, exceptional talent, extensive training programs, access to raw materials, and a globally connected infrastructure.