EDSPC recaps previous year’s accomplishments

January 9, 2014

in Local

EDSPCBy Randy Kirby
Managing editor

During its quarterly and annual meeting held Wednesday at the US Bank Building, 3615 W, Broadway, Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County (EDSPC) board members heard a detailed list of activities that occurred between November 2012 and October 2013 from EDSPC Executive Director Linda Christle.

Among the growth seen by existing industry in the county:

*Precision Manufacturing relocated to 800 Market Street (from Pettis County to inside Sedalia city limits) to allow for expansion.

*Starline completed their 15,000-square-foot, $2.3 million expansion.

*DeLong’s completed their new 12,320-square-foot, $1.6 million facility.

*Sierra Bullets held an open house for their 20,000-square-foot, $3 million expansion.

*Tyson Foods continues to expand and remodel their facility with a $31 million renovation.

*Gardner-Denver completed their $1.975 million remodeling and relocation of facilities to Sedalia.

*WireCo World Group completed relocation and international Division of Distribution from Hahira, Ga., doubling the size of their facility in a $2 million expansion.

*Viebrock Sales and Service (B&P Excavating) was purchased by W&M Welding (Gary Mc Mullin), retaining the company and its existing employees.

New growth seen included:

*An SFCC energy facility constructed at WCRA.

*Lyne Plastics located into a 48,000-square-foot vacant building at 1500 Sedalia Road in the Sedalia Industrial Park.

*QC Supply located its distribution center to Sedalia from Nebraska, and is now st 2700 South Limit (formerly Instrumental Influence building).

An operating budget of $255, 200 was proposed for 2014 for EDSPC.

Sedalia City Councilman Tollie Rowe and Pettis County Eastern Commissioner Brent Hampy were officially welcomed as new board members.

Upcoming events for EDSPC includes the next quarterly meeting on April 2 and the “Works For You” banquet, scheduled for April 10 at the Sedalia Country Club.

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