ICYMI: Companies Invested $324 Million; Added 475 New Jobs In Missouri Over Past Week

Missouri has seen a tremendous amount of success in recent days with millions of dollars of new investment in the state. Casey’s General Stores, Carlisle Construction Materials LLC, and Swift Prepared Foods each announced, or opened, major new investments in Missouri.

Casey’s General Stores held a ribbon-cutting for its new, state-of-the-art distribution center that will serve 400 to 600 of the company’s stores. Casey’s is investing $62 million in the new facility in Joplin, Missouri, and company executives expect to hire around 125 employees in the region.

“Every day at Casey’s, we are providing guests freshly prepared foods and the products they need and want,” said Darren Rebelez, President and Chief Executive Officer at Casey’s. “Our Joplin distribution team will play a key role in delivering on this promise. We appreciate the support from the state of Missouri and city of Joplin as we worked to make this project a reality. Casey’s Joplin Distribution Center is key to our plan for accelerated store growth over the next two years.”

Carlisle Construction Materials LLC (CCM) announced Tuesday that it is investing $62 million and creating 100 new jobs at a new 455,000 sq. ft. production and manufacturing facility in Sikeston, Missouri.

“The new polyiso facility adds to our industry leading capabilities and represents the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering a world-class customer experience,” said Nick Shears, President of CCM. “It is strategically located to better serve the central U.S. and will result in improved service for CCM customers in the region. The production of energy-saving insulation and reduction of shipping lanes are both important to Carlisle’s ESG leadership position.”

Swift Prepared Foods, a leading global food company, announced Wednesday that Columbia, Missouri, has been selected for its new $200 million Italian meats and charcuterie production facility. The 325,000 sq. ft. Italian meats facility will employ more than 250 people in the region.

“We are excited to join the Columbia community and to bring good-paying jobs and innovation to the area with the addition of this new, state-of-the-art facility,” said Thomas Lopez, President and Chief Operating Officer, Swift Prepared Foods. “After an extensive review of potential locations, we are confident that Columbia is a great fit for our company, and this decision supports our focus on continued growth.”

These investments are proof that Missouri is a top investment destination for companies looking for new growth opportunities. Missouri delivers more than expected for companies, entrepreneurs, and talent in the heart of America where adventure, natural beauty, diverse assets, global industry and affordability merge to create a place where people and businesses thrive.

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