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Manufacturing Workforce in Missouri, BLS, 2016

Why Are There So Many Manufacturing Companies in Missouri?

If your business is operating in an environment that’s not conducive to high performance, isn’t it about time that you made a change? When you expand or relocate your manufacturing company to Missouri, you’re giving your business the best chance of success. Advanced manufacturing is when cutting-edge automation, innovation, and seamless process management combine to produce high-quality products, increasing value and reducing time to market. Missouri is home to companies that operate using advanced manufacturing techniques; when supported by a state that emphasizes cost-competitive, pro-business tactics, it’s not hard to see why so many choose to come here. Missouri offers several incentives and benefits that help manufacturing companies flourish, including:

  • Extensive training programs
  • Unparalleled access to raw materials
  • A globally connected infrastructure
  • Countless resources, including access to industry-leading companies
  • World-leading innovation, with local access and support

From Aerospace to Automotive, Missouri Is A Global Leader

With exports totaling more than $7.2 billion, Missouri is a world leader in advanced manufacturing. Products built in Missouri reach more than 190 countries every year and pave the way for companies like yours to build a foundation here and reach a global audience. Our rich history in aviation, specifically military aviation, has helped make Missouri one of the top aerospace manufacturing providers in a country that’s already at the forefront of new technology. From Charles Lindbergh, to the space program, to modern aerospace technology from Boeing, we’ve been leading the way for nearly a century.

Today, more than 14,000 of Missouri’s highly trained workforce builds the F/A-18, EA-18, F-15 and T-X Trainer fighter jets, along with the new unmanned MQ-25 refueling drone, at Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security facilities, along with a huge array of military ordinance. Statewide, Missouri is home to 100 aerospace manufacturing companies. In 2017 alone, Missouri produced more than 776,000 vehicles at the Ford and GM plants, advanced military jets for the US and allied militaries, and much more.

Across the state, Missouri talent drives automotive manufacturing into the future with significant production from Ford and GM. Missouri’s automotive manufacturing plants are strategically located on the North American Automotive Alley that stretches from Toronto to Mexico City, and Missouri’s Kansas City area is the second largest automotive trade hub behind Detroit, according to Brookings.

Educate Your Workforce in Missouri

Missouri understands that a well-educated and trained workforce is essential to success. As a result, the Show-Me state offers traditional and non-traditional training options for workers and companies that allow employers to recruit a workforce that is customized to fit their needs.

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Arnold Defense Boeing Defense Space and Security Emerson Ford GM PAS Technologies Sabreliner Aviation YanfengCertainTeed Saint-GobainHartmann

 

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In Their Words

Our meetings with representatives of Missouri and Gov. Greitens demonstrated that they are business-friendly and understand what we need as a company to be successful.

— James Debney / American Outdoor Brands

We would find it difficult to replace the work force, many of whom are very technically skilled people. Missouri is good for Leggett & Platt, because of people, resources, economic incentives, and low tax burden.

— Dave Haffner / Leggett & Platt

Central location has been key to Bodine’s success...you can get anywhere from Missouri, pretty much in any direction.

— Bob Lloyd / Bodine Aluminum

For manufacturing, overall costs of labor, utilities, cost of land and buildings and the skilled labor pool, Missouri is one of the best values in the country.

— Patrick Leinert / Leinco Technologies

Springfield is so diversified and so entrepreneurial. There’s opportunity here, even in a down time. That tells you something about the resiliency of the people and the local economy.

— Jack Stack / SRC

Our staff understands glass science and technology. This is a company that grew out of the research and talent being incubated at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

— Ted Day / Mo-Sci Corporation

The central location with improved transportation access from the I-44 corridor and intermodal rail connections in St. Louis and Kansas City will allow us to quickly connect with our customers across the country. Here, we have found an excellent regional manufacturing workforce and a competitive business climate overall, which factored into the final decision to locate to Rolla.

— Gerry Lavis / Hartmann North America

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— John Ferriola / Nucor

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— Vic Koelsch / Exide Technologies

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— Randy Moore / ZAF Energy Systems Inc.

Faurecia is proud to open this new site and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers. Kansas City Metro and the Blue Springs area are known for being a source of excellence in American manufacturing and we’re looking forward to building on that expertise and skill set as we continue to provide the very best to our customers.

— Donald Hampton, Jr. / Faurecia Interiors