Brewer Science, plans to build a high-volume manufacturing facility in Vichy, Missouri, to produce materials for manufacturing next-generation smartphones, tablet computers, and other microelectronic devices, with plans to hire approximately 65 additional employees in the next five years.
Brewer Science, officials said they are part of the emerging I-44 technology corridor in Missouri, spanning across the state from St. Louis to Joplin. The new facility will be located at the Rolla National Airport, 12 miles from Brewer Science’s headquarters in Rolla. This new investment in the growth of Brewer Science will provide increased capacity for high-volume manufacturing of specialty materials that meet the extremely stringent specifications required by today’s global microelectronics marketplace.
The expansion will bring additional high-value manufacturing jobs to the state of Missouri, the company said. “Brewer Science is excited to be growing and expanding Missouri’s manufacturing footprint as well as its technology footprint,” says Dr. Terry Brewer, the firm’s founder and President. “The expansion demonstrates our commitment to our customers by providing additional capacity and capabilities to support the complex product needs of the industry. Brewer Science technology is a part of products such as smartphones, tablet computers, cameras, games, and many other electronic devices. The new facility will provide the company with multiple manufacturing locations in Missouri and will bring additional jobs to the state.”
Utilizing Leadership in Energy and Environmental guidelines, the new facility will be powered using geothermal energy. Designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive, with attention to state-of-the-art safety specifications, the building will have the infrastructure to manufacture high-volume products that meet or exceed International Organization for Standardization requirements, he said.
Brewer Science officials said City of Rolla, Rolla Regional Economic Commission, and Rolla Community Development Corporation, as well as the Intercounty Electric Cooperative and the Maries County Commission, all made this project possible. In addition, the firm is eligible to receive $1.1 million in state economic development job creation tax credits.