MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Tue, 28 May 2024 17:41:22 +0000 en-us VIDEO: House Speaker Dean Plocher farewell address https://newsroom.house.mo.gov/news/2003 https://newsroom.house.mo.gov/?p=2003 Tue, 28 May 2024 11:27:57 +0000 House Speaker Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres) delivered a farewell address on the final day of the session, 05/17/2024, his final regular session before he terms out of the House of Representatives: Missouri Route 64 over Goodwin Hollow Creek near Lebanon to close June 10 https://www.modot.org/node/47949 47949 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 28 May 2024 10:50:01 +0000 Missouri Route 64 over Goodwin Hollow Creek near Lebanon to close June 10 Visitor (not verified) Tue, 05/28/2024 - 10:50 Crews to replace bridge and realign roadway Project Missouri Route 64 Bridge Replacement over Goodwin Hollow Creek in Laclede County JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Missouri Route 64 near Lebanon is set to close in early June to replace the Goodwin Hollow Creek Bridge. Construction crews working with the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close the bridge to all traffic beginning on Monday, June 10.  Built in 1931, the bridge is narrower than the existing roadway and the deck and barriers are showing signs it is nearing the end of its life cycle. The new structure will be wider with updated bridge barriers and a curve east of the bridge will be realigned to improve safety.   The road will be closed for the duration of construction and, by contract, will reopen by Dec. 1, 2024, or the contractor may be subject to liquidated damages. A signed detour will direct motorists around the closure via Routes 32, P, and K. Those headed to Bennett Spring State Park will be directed to use Route 32 to Route OO.  All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.  The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a $1,945,095.25 contract to Don Schnieders Excavating Company, Inc. to complete this work. For more information, or to sign up for project-specific updates, visit the project’s webpage at https://www.modot.org/GoodwinHollowCreekBridge.    MoDOT asks all motorists to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, obeying all traffic signs, and slowing down and moving over in work zones. Motorists are advised to use extra caution through work zones, obey all traffic signs, and avoid any distractions.    For traffic updates or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit our Traveler Information Map. Information is also available 24/7 via social media. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on social media:  Facebook | X (Twitter) | Instagram    Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down   ### Districts Involved Central Published On Tue, 05/28/2024 - 05:40 Chariton County Route F bridge to be rehabilitated https://www.modot.org/node/47948 47948 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 28 May 2024 09:10:01 +0000 Chariton County Route F bridge to be rehabilitated Visitor (not verified) Tue, 05/28/2024 - 09:10 Northwest Bridge Bundle project ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The next bridge rehabilitation project included in the Northwest Bridge Bundle project is scheduled to begin in June. The Chariton County Route F bridge over Palmer Creek, located west of Keytesville, will close beginning Monday, June 10. The project to rehabilitate the bridge is expected to continue through September. During construction, motorists should seek an alternate route around the closure. The Palmer Creek Bridge was built in 1962 and has a traffic volume of approximately 279 vehicles per day. “The Northwest Bridge Bundle is a Design-Build project which will replace or rehabilitate 31 poor-condition bridges in north central Missouri,” stated Missouri Department of Transportation Project Manager Michael Marriott. The Capital – Horner & Shifrin team was awarded the design-build contract by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its meeting in December 2023. Design-build is a project delivery method in which one contracting team is selected to design and build the highway improvement under one contract. MoDOT provides the project goals, budget and schedule and the contractor team completes the work. This technique has been known to significantly save time and provide cost savings. The full list of bridges to be replaced can be found on the Northwest Bridge Bundle web page. All work is weather permitting and schedules are subject to change. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at traveler.modot.org. While at modot.org, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media. Facebook | X | Instagram   Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down ### Northwest Bridge Bundle web page Districts Involved Northwest Published On Tue, 05/28/2024 - 03:25 NB I-55 in Cape Girardeau County Reduced for Bridge Maintenace https://www.modot.org/node/47947 47947 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 28 May 2024 09:10:01 +0000 NB I-55 in Cape Girardeau County Reduced for Bridge Maintenace Visitor (not verified) Tue, 05/28/2024 - 09:10 SIKESTON—Northbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.   This section of the roadway is located from mile marker 93 to mile marker 94 near Cape Girardeau, Missouri.   Weather permitting, work will take place Sunday, June 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The work zones will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near these areas.  For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.                                                                                                                 ###  facebook.com/MoDOTSoutheast  twitter.com/MoDOTSoutheast  youtube.com/MoDOTSoutheast  Districts Involved Southeast Published On Tue, 05/28/2024 - 04:05 MoDOT to hold open house meeting for projects in Gentry, Worth counties https://www.modot.org/node/47759 47759 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 24 May 2024 16:20:01 +0000 MoDOT to hold open house meeting for projects in Gentry, Worth counties Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/24/2024 - 16:20 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation will host a public meeting in Grant City to discuss upcoming bridge deck replacement projects in Gentry County on Route B, and in Worth County on U.S. Route 169, Missouri Route 46, Route W and Route M. You are invited to attend a public open house meeting on Wednesday, June 5, at the Worth County Senior Center, 22 W. Fourth St., Grant City, MO 64456. Attendees are welcome to come any time between 4:30-6 p.m. to speak with project leaders. This meeting will allow the public to share their thoughts and concerns about the plans for each of the bridge projects and to provide comments, either directly to the engineers or through the comment form, on those concerns. MoDOT engineers will also be available to answer questions regarding other planned Statewide Transportation Improvement Program projects and maintenance work in the area. If you are unable to attend the open house, two other opportunities for public comment are available through Wednesday, June 19, 2024. View the project webpages: https://www.modot.org/us-route-169-route-b-and-route-m-bridge-rehabilitation-gentry-and-worth. https://www.modot.org/missouri-route-46-and-route-w-bridge-replacement-worth While there, sign up to receive updates about this project via email and/or leave comments. Mail your comments to:              Gentry, Worth counties public meeting  Missouri Department of Transportation 3602 North Belt Highway St. Joseph, MO 64506 All comments must be postmarked by Wednesday, June 19, 2024. MoDOT is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Northwest District Communications at 816-901-4529 by Friday, May 10. Facebook | X | Instagram ### Project Webpage U.S. Route 169, Route B, and Route M Bridge Rehabilitation in Gentry and Worth | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org) Missouri Route 46 and Route W Bridge Replacement in Worth | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org) Districts Involved Northwest Published On Fri, 05/24/2024 - 11:19 Missouri Route 41 over Slough Creek in Cooper County to close June 3, 2024 https://www.modot.org/node/47758 47758 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 24 May 2024 16:00:01 +0000 Missouri Route 41 over Slough Creek in Cooper County to close June 3, 2024 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/24/2024 - 16:00 All traffic blocked for 10 days JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Route 41 over Slough Creek in Cooper County will close for up to 10 days for bridge improvements. Construction crews will close the bridge starting Monday, June 3. A signed detour will be in place for the duration of the closure directing motorists to use Routes K, DD, H, AA, and TT. The existing bridge rails are deteriorating and will be removed and replaced with new guardrail beams. Later this summer, the bridge's driving surface will be milled and overlayed during a resurfarcing project on Route 41. All work is weather-permitting and subject to change. MoDOT asks all motorists to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, obeying all traffic signs, and slowing down and moving over in work zones. Motorists are advised to use extra caution through work zones, obey all traffic signs, and avoid any distractions.   For traffic updates or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit our Traveler Information Map. Information is also available 24/7 via social media. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on social media: Facebook | X (Twitter) | Instagram   Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down  ### Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:53 Pavement repair work scheduled for NB/SB MO Route 7, May 28 - Oct. 11 https://www.modot.org/node/47757 47757 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 24 May 2024 15:50:01 +0000 Pavement repair work scheduled for NB/SB MO Route 7, May 28 - Oct. 11 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/24/2024 - 15:50 Pavement repairs will take place on NB/SB MO 7 from Lake Lotawana to Harrisonville. JACKSON AND CASS COUNTIES – Crews will perform pavement repair and resurfacing work at various locations on NB/SB MO Route 7 from Colbern Rd. in Lake Lotawana, MO to Bird Ave. in Harrisonville, MO. This work will require a flagging operation with a pilot car at various locations in the project area, evening and overnight, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., from May 28 - Oct. 11. This will not be a complete closure of NB/SB MO 7. There could be delays in the area. All work is weather permitting.  This work is part of a larger project to repair and resurface NB/SB MO 7 from Colbern Rd. in in Lake Lotawana to Bird Ave. in Harrisonville. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway. For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on X or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:40 Kansas City Area Maintenance Work for May 28-31 https://www.modot.org/node/47755 47755 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 24 May 2024 15:20:01 +0000 Kansas City Area Maintenance Work for May 28-31 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/24/2024 - 15:20 LEE’S SUMMIT, MO – The Missouri Department of Transportation will be performing maintenance work throughout the Kansas City region from May 28-31. All work is weather permitting. JACKSON COUNTY Interstate 70 between Jackson Ave and Benton Blvd (Jackson Curve and Benton Curve): left lane closed on both eastbound and westbound lanes on Wed. May 29, from approximately 8 am until 3 pm, for barrier wall repair. Ramp closures scheduled for WB I-70 to NB I-35 and WB Paseo to WB I-70, May 31 | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org) JOHNSON COUNTY Holden Street (NW 21 Rd) over U.S. Highway 50 in Warrensburg: flagging operation from Tue., May 28 until Wed., May 29, from approximately 7 am until 4 pm daily, for bridge repair work. LAFAYETTE COUNTY Route U bridge over South Davis Creek: flagging operation on Thu., May 30, from approximately 7 am until 4 pm, for bridge repair work. PLATTE COUNTY Old Pike Road over Interstate 29: flagging operation from Tue., May 28 until Thu., May 30, from approximately 7 am until 4 pm daily, for bridge deck repair. Route K (NW Hampton Rd) between NW 79th St and NW Custer Dr: full closure on Thu., May 30, from approximately 8 am until 4 pm, for pavement resurfacing. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway. For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on X, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:12 Washington County Route A reopens at Cyclone Hollow https://www.modot.org/node/47754 47754 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 24 May 2024 14:30:01 +0000 Washington County Route A reopens at Cyclone Hollow Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/24/2024 - 14:30 Road to close at Richwoods Creek Bridge on Tuesday, May 28 Project Route A Bridge Replacements in Washington County Washington County Route A reopens at Cyclone Hollow Road to close at Richwoods Creek Bridge on Tuesday, May 28 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The new Cyclone Hollow Bridge is complete and Washington County Route A reopened to all traffic today, May 24. On Tuesday, May 28, construction crews will close Route A at Richwoods Creek to replace the bridge. After beginning work, the contractor has 75 calendar days to complete the new bridge. A signed detour will not be used, and motorists will need to find an alternate route. To learn more about the project go to https://www.modot.org/route-a-bridge-replacement-washington. MoDOT asks all motorists to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, obeying all traffic signs, and slowing down and moving over in work zones. Motorists are advised to use extra caution through work zones, obey all traffic signs, and avoid any distractions.   For traffic updates or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit our Traveler Information Map. Information is also available 24/7 via social media. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on social media: Facebook | X (Twitter) | Instagram   Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down  ### Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 05/24/2024 - 09:25 REMINDER: Online comment period for intersection/sidewalk cost share project in Blue Springs https://www.modot.org/node/47753 47753 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 24 May 2024 14:30:01 +0000 REMINDER: Online comment period for intersection/sidewalk cost share project in Blue Springs Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/24/2024 - 14:30 Comments will be accepted until 4 p.m. on May 30 JACKSON COUNTY– The Missouri Department of Transportation is hosting an online comment period (ongoing) until 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, regarding intersection and sidewalk improvements on Missouri Route 7 from Shaw Parkway to U.S. 40. The online comment period opened at 4 p.m. on May 16. This project will be competed in a partnership with the City of Blue Springs. The project will include turn lane additions on Mock Ave. at MO 7, ADA upgrades to existing sidewalks and construction of sidewalks on the east side of MO 7 through the entire project area. To view project plans or to leave comments online between until 4 p.m. on May 30, visit Missouri Route 7 Intersection and Sidewalk/ADA Improvements in Jackson | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org). For additional questions and more information, customers may contact Project Manager Jodie Puhr at  jodie.puhr@modot.mo.gov. For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on X, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity.  MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Fri, 05/24/2024 - 09:27 Lane closures scheduled for EB/WB MO 350, May 28-31 https://www.modot.org/node/47752 47752 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 24 May 2024 14:10:01 +0000 Lane closures scheduled for EB/WB MO 350, May 28-31 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/24/2024 - 14:10 Work will take place on EB MO 350 at E. Lewis Rd. and WB MO 350 at Westridge Rd., May 28-31. JACKSON COUNTY – Crews will make the following lane closures for pavement repair on EB/WB MO Route 350, May 28-31. May 28 -31 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. (daily) Crews will close one lane on EB MO 350 at E. Lewis Rd. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (daily) Crews will close one lane on WB MO 350 at Westridge Rd. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway. For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow  MoDOT_KC on X, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Fri, 05/24/2024 - 09:04 Four Year Effort to Stem Veteran Suicide Reaches Governor’s Desk https://newsroom.house.mo.gov/news/1997 https://newsroom.house.mo.gov/?p=1997 Fri, 24 May 2024 11:22:02 +0000       An effort to decrease the incidence of suicide in Missouri especially among veterans, one that has long been a top priority for one House member, is at last on the governor’s desk.       The legislature approved two bills containing Jefferson City Representative Dave Griffith’s (R) plan, one he has proposed for four years.  If … Continue reading "Four Year Effort to Stem Veteran Suicide Reaches Governor’s Desk" Quaker Windows and Doors to expand in Eldon, investing more than $30 million and creating 220 new jobs https://ded.mo.gov/press-room/quaker-windows-and-doors-expand-eldon-investing-more-30-million-and-creating-220-new 4976 at https://ded.mo.gov Fri, 24 May 2024 09:44:37 +0000 Quaker Windows and Doors to expand in Eldon, investing more than $30 million and creating 220 new jobs Chase Lindley Fri, 05/24/2024 - 09:44 May 24, 2024 Eldon Quaker Windows and Doors, a premier manufacturer of top-quality windows and doors, announced today that it will significantly expand its Eldon manufacturing facility, investing more than $30 million and creating 220 new jobs. The company’s expansion will add a vertical paint line and increased capabilities for insulating glass production while helping meet demand for its high-quality commercial, residential, and luxury windows and doors.“Quaker’s ongoing investment and job creation in Eldon is a testament to our state’s ability to support first-rate manufacturers,” said Governor Mike Parson. “This company’s growth is a prime example of the results that our state’s business climate, superior infrastructure, and skilled workforce provide. We look forward to Quaker’s success as it continues its decades-long history of quality and excellence in central Missouri.”Through its expansion, Quaker continues to increase its manufacturing capacity, adding 300,000 square feet to its existing 450,000-square-foot campus. The original phase for the company’s Eldon facility was completed in 2020. The location has now received three additions in four years, bringing its total space to nearly 800,000 square feet. The latest expansion includes the installation of a state-of-the-art vertical paint line, a major technological leap, to increase powder paint capabilities. This cutting-edge equipment will improve efficiency and uphold the high product quality that customers expect. Quaker is also expanding its insulating glass production and adding tempering capabilities to better meet the needs of its diverse customer base.“This project is part of Quaker's ongoing investment in our future,” said Kevin Blansett, CEO of Quaker Windows and Doors. “Expanding our paint, thermal-fill, and glass capabilities is essential in supporting increased capacity needs for our commercial, residential, and luxury customers throughout the country.”Quaker’s expansion continues to generate new employment opportunities in central Missouri while underscoring the company’s commitment to innovation and growth. Quaker’s new facilities, expected to be complete by the fall of 2025, are designed to accommodate future growth and ensure the company remains a leader in its industry.“We’re thrilled to see Quaker continuing to grow and create even more opportunities in Eldon,” said Michelle Hataway, Director of the Department of Economic Development. “As a longstanding community partner and quality employer, Quaker’s success in central Missouri is helping Missourians prosper. Our team is grateful to support this leading manufacturer alongside our partners as it embarks on the next chapter of its inspiring story.”For this expansion, Quaker Windows and Doors will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.What others are saying“Quaker has become a huge part of Eldon,” said Eldon Mayor Trevor Vernon. “The town is being revitalized and Quaker has been a big part of that. We are excited for the next phase of the Quaker plan and look forward to working with Quaker to continue to grow.”“The expansion of Quaker will not only create more new jobs, boosting local employment, but will also continue to generate revenue for our local business and further expand our housing market," said Mandy Asbury, Eldon City Administrator. "Increased economic activity will benefit our schools, improve infrastructure, and elevate the overall quality of life for our residents. We are excited about the opportunities that Quaker has brought and will continue to bring to our community."“The expansion of Quaker's footprint in Eldon is another example of how businesses are prospering in our service territory,” said Mark Birk, President and Chairman of Ameren Missouri. “We are thrilled they chose to grow their business in central Missouri by investing in new technology and new jobs, which benefits the entire local community. Ameren Missouri’s Smart Energy Plan continues to be instrumental in making the region more attractive for businesses to grow here while also providing reliable energy to power the communities we serve.”About Quaker Windows and DoorsQuaker Windows and Doors is a premier manufacturer of top-quality windows and doors, dedicated to delivering customers innovative, energy-efficient products and unrivaled customer service. The company boasts a diverse selection of aluminum, vinyl, and wood window and door products, encompassing the residential, commercial, and luxury markets. Quaker’s brands include QUAKER RESIDENTIAL™, QUAKER COMMERCIAL™, and QUARTZ™ Luxury. Quaker consistently sets the benchmark in the industry, demonstrating a commitment to excellence.Quaker's unwavering focus on quality has led to the development of patented technology, ongoing product, and system design innovations. Driven by a mission of continuous innovation, improvement, integrity, and total customer satisfaction, the company embraces “The Quaker Difference” as its guiding principle.To learn more about Quaker Windows and Doors, visit QuakerWindows.com.About the Missouri Department of Economic DevelopmentThe Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As one team built around the customer and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. Through its various initiatives, DED is helping create opportunities for Missourians to prosper.For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.About the Missouri Works ProgramAs the state’s number one incentive tool for expansion and retention, the Missouri Works Program helps businesses access capital through withholdings or tax credits to embark on facility expansions and create jobs. This program can also help businesses purchase equipment to maintain its facility in Missouri. Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance participating in resource center to assist residents after severe storms https://dci.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/41831c26-38ea-4dd3-8f2f-5aa032c04ad7 https://dci.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/41831c26-38ea-4dd3-8f2f-5aa032c04ad7 Thu, 23 May 2024 19:00:00 +0000 Air Products to expand in Maryland Heights, investing more than $70 million and creating 30 new jobs https://ded.mo.gov/press-room/air-products-expand-maryland-heights-investing-more-70-million-and-creating-30-new-jobs 4966 at https://ded.mo.gov Wed, 22 May 2024 17:09:13 +0000 Air Products to expand in Maryland Heights, investing more than $70 million and creating 30 new jobs Chase Lindley Wed, 05/22/2024 - 17:09 May 23, 2024 Maryland Heights Air Products, the global leader in the production of gas separation and purification membranes, announced today that it will significantly expand its manufacturing and logistics center in Maryland Heights, investing more than $70 million and creating 30 new jobs. The company’s expansion, the largest ever for its Air Products Membrane Solutions unit, will help meet growing demand for its products.“We’re pleased to see yet another leading and innovative company like Air Products expanding its presence in the St. Louis region,” said Governor Mike Parson. “The growth of employers like Air Products highlights the value of our state’s ideal business climate, strong infrastructure, and skilled workforce. We look forward to Air Products’ continued success in Maryland Heights as it invests and creates jobs in the area.”Air Products’ expansion in Maryland Heights is driven by growing product demand in biogas and hydrogen recovery applications, in addition to customer needs for nitrogen used in the aerospace industry and cleaner fuels for the marine industry. The company’s new manufacturing facility is expected to begin production by the end of 2025. About 170 employees currently work at Air Products’ existing facility.“We are excited to announce this investment to significantly expand the footprint and production capacity of our St. Louis manufacturing and logistics center,” said Dr. Erin Sorensen, General Manager of Air Products Membrane Solutions. “This expansion shows our commitment to continue to be a leader in the energy transition by creating innovative products for a safer, cleaner and more productive world. This expansion also highlights our ongoing commitment to the local community and our talented and motivated employees in the region. We are proud to continue to grow and expand our global manufacturing capabilities in the United States in St. Louis.”Air Products Membrane Solutions specializes in the development of hollow fiber membrane separators and systems for onsite gas generation. The company designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets a full portfolio of PRISM® Membrane Separators, Marine Systems, and Engineered-to-Order Systems to protect lives and goods at sea, on land, and in the air. Air Products’ systems are also designed to create more sustainable energy sources and raise productivity across a variety of industries and applications.“Air Products’ expansion is the latest example of the incredible business growth that’s helping Missourians prosper in St. Louis,” said Michelle Hataway, Director of the Department of Economic Development. “We appreciate this company’s commitment to the community as it creates new opportunities and helps drive economic growth in the region.”For this expansion, Air Products will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.About Air ProductsAir Products is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 80 years focused on serving energy, environmental, and emerging markets. The company has two growth pillars driven by sustainability. Air Products’ base business provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemicals, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food.The company also develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest clean hydrogen projects supporting the transition to low- and zero-carbon energy in the heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors. Additionally, Air Products is the world leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment, and provides turbomachinery, membrane systems and cryogenic containers globally.The company had fiscal 2023 sales of $12.6 billion from operations in approximately 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of over $50 billion. Approximately 23,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and reimagine what's possible to address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world.To learn more about Air Products, visit airproducts.com.To learn more about Air Products Membrane Solutions, visit membranesolutions.com.About the Missouri Department of Economic DevelopmentThe Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As one team built around the customer and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. Through its various initiatives, DED is helping create opportunities for Missourians to prosper.For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.About the Missouri Works ProgramAs the state’s number one incentive tool for expansion and retention, the Missouri Works Program helps businesses access capital through withholdings or tax credits to embark on facility expansions and create jobs. This program can also help businesses purchase equipment to maintain its facility in Missouri.