Carlisle Construction Materials LLC [CCM] has officially opened its newest facility in Sikeston, Mo. Local, regional and state leaders joined the manufacturing company's executives in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility earlier this week.
"We at Carlisle are grateful for the warm welcome we have received from the State of Missouri and the people of Sikeston," said Steve Schwar, president of Carlisle Construction Materials. "This brand-new plant, which will create 100 jobs in the Sikeston region, is Carlisle's second location in Missouri. Carlisle is committed to success and growth here in Sikeston, which is an ideal location to serve our strategic and growing markets."
Schwar noted that the plant, which produces energy-efficient insulation products, was built with the goal of achieving LEED Platinum status, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
Carlisle Construction Materials invested more than $100 million in the new nearly 500,000-square-foot production and manufacturing facility.
"We're proud that Carlisle Construction Materials chose to expand its business here in Missouri," said Gov. Mike Parson. "This investment is a testament to our state's talented workforce, business-friendly environment, and great quality of life that has made Missouri an ideal location for leading manufacturing companies like Carlisle. We look forward to seeing how this facility and the job opportunities it creates will make southeast Missouri an even stronger place to live and work."
According to a release, the manufacturing company chose to open this new polyiso facility in Missouri due to the state's central location, workforce and low cost of business.
"Carlisle Construction Materials is a perfect fit for Sikeston," said Mayor Greg Turnbow. "Sikeston has hard-working residents with an unmatched work ethic, which is critical for Carlisle as they open this new facility. Our community is grateful for their investment here, and we are committed to their long-term success in Sikeston."
CCM is a diversified manufacturer and supplier of premium building products and related technologies for the commercial and residential construction markets. The brand-new Sikeston facility is the company's second location in Missouri, with more than 50 locations worldwide.
"We're excited to see Carlisle Construction Materials open its second location in our state, and we look forward to continuing our work together," said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership.