POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced an expansion in the Poplar Bluff Industrial Park. The expansion includes nearly $5 million in new capital investment and the addition of 91 full time jobs.
Mid Continent Nail Corporation, a division of Mid Continent Steel & Wire, began business in 1987 under the direction of David and Doug Libla. Initially, Mid Continent Nail focused on manufacturing machine quality bulk pallet nails, Magnum® Fasteners. Mid Continent Nail is the largest bulk pallet nail manufacturer in the United States and is the largest supplier of nails to the wooden pallet and crating industry with customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
In its commitment to provide the highest quality products and exceptional service each and every day, Mid Continent has, over the past several years, expanded its bulk nail manufacturing capacity through the addition of 50,000 sq. ft. of production space. The company also added a 315,000 sq. ft. building located in the Poplar Bluff Industrial Park across from the Bulk Nail Plant to expand its collated nail production, the wire drawing processes, trucking and dispatch center, and the company’s offices. In February, 2012, Deacero USA, Inc. acquired Libla Industries, Inc., dba Mid Continent Nail Corporation. Deacero, a family–owned company founded in 1952 in Monterrey, Mexico, is a leader in scrap processing, steel production, and mesh and wire products manufacturing with a presence in more than 20 countries in America and Europe.