Department of Economic Development announces expansion of KC mechanical construction company, expected creation of 85 new jobs

August 30, 2013

KANSAS CITY — The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that a Kansas City-based mechanical construction company will be expanding their local operations. U.S. Engineering’s $2.8 million expansion project is expected to create 85 new jobs.

“Today’s announcement is further proof that Missouri’s economy continues to grow and thrive,” said Mike Downing, Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “U.S. Engineering’s investment in our state validates our business friendly climate and top-notch workforce. I look forward to growing our partnership with U.S. Engineering as we work together to stimulate business and create more jobs.”

U.S. Engineering Company has expanded its fabrication capabilities with a 75,000 square foot facility in Kansas City.  Its new fabrication facility includes 25,000 square feet of sheet metal manufacturing space and 50,000 square feet of modular fabrication and warehouse space.  The expansion is core to U.S. Engineering’s ability to provide modular prefabrication as well as sheet metal manufacturing and installation for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities throughout the Midwest region on projects such as the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, Country Club Bank Renovation, and Children’s Mercy Hospital renovation work in Kansas City, and the Mercy Replacement Hospital in Joplin.

“With 120 years of business experience in Kansas City, we are excited to expand our presence and enhance the value we provide to our customers throughout the region,” said Tyler Nottberg, Chairman & CEO of U.S. Engineering.  “Our decision to reinvest in Kansas City represents a commitment to this community and reflects the confidence that we have in our team members to continue building an innovative, best-in-class organization.”

U.S. Engineering Company has been headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri since 1893.  Corporate and Midwest Region offices, as well as warehouse, piping and plumbing fabrication facilities, are located on Roanoke Road in Kansas City while the new manufacturing facility is located on Front Street.  U.S. Engineering Company provides mechanical construction, service and maintenance, and facilities management services through four regional operations in Kansas City, Denver, Nashville, and Washington D.C. They currently rank in the top fifteen mechanical construction companies in the United States with annual revenues of approximately $275 million.

Some of Missouri's resources and initiatives that have aided business expansions include the Certified Work Ready Community Program, export assistance, customized job recruitment and screening, Ceritfied Site designation, LocationOne site and building database, among others. Missouri's newest economic development tool, Missouri Works, encourages companies to invest and create jobs by streamlining and improving the state's business development incentives. Find out more at ded.mo.gov/MoWorks.

To assist U.S. Engineering with its expansion, the Department of Economic Development has authorized a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria. 

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