R&S Machining Inc., an aerospace manufacturer, has announced plans to invest $13.5 million to grow their presence, and create 60 new jobs, in Missouri. The investment will grow two of the company’s facilities in Missouri’s St. Louis region.
“R&S Inc. started in the St. Louis region and is excited to stay and grow here,” said Doug Rasmussen, consultant to R&S Machining. “The support they received from the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and other economic development partners was highly impactful in their decision to expand locally.”
“The company ultimately decided that staying in the area will not only benefit the company itself, but also the region,” said Rodney Crim, CEO & President of the STL Partnership. “The relocation will create 60 new full-time permanent jobs and will retain 48 existing jobs.”
Missouri has a rich history in aviation, especially military aviation. From Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury space program, to the latest in aerospace innovation by Boeing, Missouri has led the way in every aspect of aviation for nearly 100 years.
Today, that cutting-edge innovation continues with 100 aerospace manufacturing companies across Missouri, including Boeing, leading the way in every aspect of military aviation and equipment, and hundreds of suppliers who support these manufacturing companies. Boeing alone has more than 500 suppliers in Missouri. Our talent builds the F/A-18, EA-18, F-15 and T-7 fighter jets, the MQ-25 unmanned refueller, composite parts for the 777X, and a huge array of military ordinance.