Central States Manufacturing, Inc. is slated to open a new manufacturing and retail operation at 9001 Premier Parkway in St. Peters on a 12.4-acre site. The new 53,600 square-foot facility will create an estimated 88 new, full-time jobs upon its completion and would generate an estimated $2.641 million in additional annual payroll in St. Charles County.
The project is the first operation for Central States Manufacturing in Missouri and is expected to open this year. The cost of the project is an estimated $6.3 million.
“We are very excited about our new facility in St. Peters,” Adam Haynes, vice president of sales and marketing for Central States Manufacturing said in a press statement. “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.”
The new location is the company’s 10th location nationwide but its first in Missouri.
“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 in a release issued after a Feb. 19 groundbreaking. “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.”
Founded in Arkansas, Central States Manufacturing produces metal roofing and siding for a variety of structures.
The expansion was a collaborative effort between multiple entities, including the Missouri Partnership, Missouri Department of Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Charles County and the city of St. Peters, with the goal of bringing new companies and new jobs to local St. Charles communities. According to Subash Alias, interim CEO of Missouri Partnership, other businesses that have been brought to the area through similar collaborative efforts include Grove Collaborative, Amazon and BH North America.
Alias noted that the addition of Central States in addition to the three other companies has created an overall total of 2,000 new jobs in the region. The process for choosing St. Peters as Central States’ newest destination involved multiple site visits along with a presentation on the region and the state. The Missouri Partnership also assisted in creating a performance-based incentives proposal with the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
Alias said some of the key factors that attributed to the final decision in favor of St. Peters and St. Charles County included the cost of living, school system, access to an entire metropolitan area and the area’s central location in the country.
“This is a great investment in the region and a testament to the strengths of St. Peters that Central States chose to expand to this community,” Alias said. “More importantly, every one of those jobs is transformative for families. It means steady employment and opportunity. It means putting kids through college. It means a great career. And we are thrilled that Missouri is Central States’ newest location.”