Simcote to expand in Sedalia, investing more than $17 million and creating 35 new jobs
October 6, 2022 - It was announced yesterday that Simcote, Inc. will expand in Sedalia, investing more than $17 million and creating 35 new jobs. The company will build a new manufacturing facility as it increases its U.S. presence and production capacity. The facility will include the latest in coating, fabrication, and safety technology while positioning Simcote to be an industry leader in sustainable infrastructure products.
Simcote, a family-owned company, specializes in epoxy-coated rebar and fabrication and offers a full range of epoxy construction products. Since 1978, the company has fabricated and delivered more than 1 million tons of epoxy-coated rebar to projects across North America. With two other locations in the U.S., Simcote’s Sedalia facility will be its first in Missouri and will expand the geographic area it serves.
“We are a family business that values our employees, customers, vendors, and the communities we operate in,” said Adam Simmet, President of Simcote. “When we explored locations that support our core values and assist in delivering the highest quality products to our customers, Sedalia became the obvious choice.”
“Missouri’s manufacturing industry continues to grow due to companies like Simcote making the decision to come to our state,” said Governor Mike Parson. “From extensive workforce development programs to cutting red tape and lowering taxes, we have worked hard to make Missouri the best location for businesses to expand. Our efforts are paying off, and with Simcote’s plans to use local contractors to build this new facility, we will see even greater economic benefits for Sedalia and the surrounding region.”
This hard work by Missouri lawmakers seems to be paying off as Simcote selected Sedalia and Pettis County for the area’s infrastructure, proximity to customers, and a skilled workforce. The company plans to soon begin construction on the 67,000-square-foot facility with operations beginning in Summer 2023.
"Associated Industries of Missouri welcomes this expansion by Simcote to Sedalia, a city that is truly a manufacturing center in Missouri, said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri. "We look forward to working with the company and wish them the very best."
For this expansion, Simcote 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. The company is also receiving assistance from Missouri One Start, a division of the Department of Economic Development. Missouri One Start assists eligible businesses with their recruitment and training needs.
“We’re thrilled to see a great employer like Simcote join Sedalia’s growing manufacturing center,” said Michelle Hataway, Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Development. “Missouri’s many business advantages continue to attract leading companies that are investing in communities and creating jobs. Simcote is a third-generation family-owned business that will create even more opportunities for Missourians to prosper.”
Simcote joins a growing number of steel plants in Sedalia. In 2018, Alro Steel, a Mississippi-based steel producer, acquired decades-long steel producer Sedalia Steel Supply. A year later, Nucor Steel, a North Carolina-based steel manufacturer, built a $400 million plant in north Sedalia. Sedalia Mayor Andrew Dawson commented that, “Sedalia is home to leading steel companies from across the world, and we are proud to welcome Simcote to our growing list of businesses in the steel industry. We are excited to add another reputable manufacturer to our community.”
“Simcote is exactly the type of company we want in Pettis County,” said David Dick, Pettis County Presiding Commissioner. “Our region is growing and we’re working hard to ensure our businesses have the workforce and support they need to be successful here.”
Adam Simmet, President of Simcote stated, "We look forward to growing our business in this great community.”