Watson Metal Masters to invest $4.8 million in new manufacturing facility in Republic

The expansion is expected to create 77 new jobs
A new $4.8 million manufacturing plant being built in Republic by Watson Metal Masters is expected to create 77 new jobs, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. The company will soon break ground on the state-of-the-art facility, which is slated to open for production in mid-2014.

“Manufacturing has long been part of the fabric of Missouri’s economy and as Governor I’ve worked to revitalize this important industry by fostering a business-friendly climate where manufacturers of all sizes can thrive,” Gov. Nixon said. “With our unemployment rate at a five-year low, Watson Metal Masters’ decision to expand their footprint and create new jobs in southwest Missouri is yet another sign that Missouri manufacturers continue to bolster economic growth in every corner of our state.”

[Missouri Governor Jay Nixon]