New Factory to Bring 100+ Jobs to Glasgow

5 years 7 months 3 weeks ago April 15, 2011 Apr 15, 2011 Friday, April 15 2011 Friday, April 15, 2011 12:34:00 PM CDT in News
By: Nicole Niziolek

GLASGOW - Governor Jay Nixon was in Glasgow Friday morning to announce a foreign company will be setting up shop and bringing 109 jobs to the small town. Bonnybrook Steel Forms, from Calgary, Canada, will be coming to Howard County and hiring workers as soon as the next few weeks.

Nixon said his administration authorized an $847,212 incentives package for the Canadian company. Nixon said the package, along with Missouri's "superior work force" and central location helped Glasgow win over the company from other states.

The plant will produce steel molds for large construction projects such as buildings and stadiums.

Elliot James, co-owner of the company and Missouri native, said the factory will initially hire anywhere from 25- 30 employees. James said that could happen within the next few weeks. James said jobs at the plant will pay higher than minimum wage.

Nixon said the partnership is a sign that Missouri's economy is headed in the right direction.

Earlier this week the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced the state gained 24,300 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a point to 9.1%.

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