Robinson Laser, a manufacturer of laser cut steel parts, will invest $1,289,000 to relocate its production facility to Pomona, Missouri
, creating 30 new jobs.
Founded in 1987 in East Chicago, Indiana, and originally operated under the name Robinson Steel, the firm produces digitally accurate, high-quality custom laser cut steel parts serving clients nationwide in a variety of industries. Robinson Laser’s decision to relocate to Missouri was largely impacted by the state’s business-friendly climate, low energy costs and excellent transportation network, the Missouri Department of Economic Development said.
“Missouri’s favorable business environment made the state an extremely attractive place to locate. The low cost of doing business was a big part of our decision to set up shop in Pomona,” said Paul Labriola, CEO of Robinson Laser. “Relocating to Missouri presents some great opportunities to grow our business, and we look forward to becoming part of the local community.”
“Missouri manufacturing is alive and well,” said Mike Downing, Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development
. “Investments by companies, like Robinson Laser, prove that our superior workforce and diverse economic tool box continues to spur economic growth.”
As an incentive to assist Robinson Laser with its expansion, the Department of Economic Development authorized a strategic economic incentive package
that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.