JRI Holdings, a manufacturer of industrial cleaning systems, has broken ground on a new expansion in Springfield, Missouri. The 66,000 square-foot facility represents $5.6 million in investment and will create more than a dozen new jobs in the area.
“Creating good manufacturing jobs here in the heartland has been one of my top priorities, and today’s groundbreaking builds on the momentum we’re seeing all across the state,” Gov. Jay Nixon said. “I thank JRI Holdings for their investment and congratulate everyone who helped make this expansion possible.”
The new expansion site will combine operations from two existing facilities in Springfield while allowing for possible continued growth in the future.
“JRI Holdings designs and manufactures parts washers for a wide range of businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller organizations,” said Jim Jones, JRI Holdings president. “When these customers visit us, the new location will allow easier access to and from the airport and hotel facilities. The new manufacturing facility will help us demonstrate our commitment to our products, our customers, and to Springfield.”
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.