Central States Manufacturing to open first Missouri location, create 88 new jobs

February 19, 2019
Central States Manufacturing, Inc., announced today a new manufacturing and retail operation in the Premier 370 Business Park in St. Peters. The project represents a $6.3 million dollar investment and is the first Central States operation in Missouri.

“We want to extend a big, warm welcome to Central States Manufacturing,” Governor Mike Parson said. “We’re excited to be part of this company’s growth, and we look forward to working together as they create jobs and continue to invest in this region.”

A groundbreaking for the new facility was held on site today following the event announcing the operation. Expected to open later this year, the 53,600 square-foot plant will create 88 new jobs when completed on the 12.4 acre site.

“We are so happy to welcome Central States Manufacturing to St. Peters and the new, full-time jobs with benefits they are bringing to our hometown,” St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano said. “Central States is the newest business to speed their idea into reality with the hard work of our FasTrac team and I look forward to working with our new neighbors as they join our outstanding community.”

The St. Peters site will be the tenth location for Central States Manufacturing and bring another $2.641 million dollars in annual payroll to St. Charles County.

“We are very excited about our new facility in St. Peters,” Adam Haynes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Central States Manufacturing, Inc., said. “This location will allow us to better serve our customers in the Missouri and Illinois area with faster lead-time to help grow their business. The community has been very receptive, and I look forward to working with our new employees to find ways to serve and to be an outstanding resource for our neighbors.”

“We are pleased that Central States Manufacturing has chosen to locate their new facility in St. Peters,” St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said. “It takes all of us, working together, to continue to bring major investments to the region.”

The state’s Missouri Works and workforce training programs helped attract the company to Missouri. Partners that worked on the project include the Missouri Partnership, Missouri Department of Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Charles County and the City of St. Peters.

“We are excited that Central States Manufacturing is expanding its operations to St. Peters, Missouri. The new jobs will have a positive impact on our region. Again, this demonstrates that this is a great place to work, live, and invest. Thank you Central States for investing in the St. Louis metropolitan area,” Tom Chulick, President and CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber, said.

“It was a great pleasure to work alongside the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the City of St. Peters to support Central States Manufacturing as they create 88 new jobs in St. Peters,” Missouri Partnership CEO Steve Johnson said. “Missouri’s highly skilled labor and low business costs were key factors in Central States Manufacturing strategic decision to grow their business here, and we are proud to welcome Central States Manufacturing to Missouri and look forward to their continued success.”