Manufacturing maintains a significant presence in the region. One of the largest Emerson Electric plants in the world is located in Ava. The facility produces five million scroll elements for Copeland compressors a year, exporting 40% to Asian markets. Since moving to the region a decade ago, Emerson has expanded four times to 700 employees.
The common denominator in all these success stories is the work ethic of the people in the region. It was this that brought St. Louis-based Emerson here in the first place. It continues to account for high productivity and low turn over.Ozark Heritage Region, Inc.
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