Air Products, a manufacturer of gas separation and purification
membranes, will invest more than $27 million to construct a new
production facility in St. Charles, Missouri, according to the Missouri
governor's office. The company will create 100 new jobs over the next
five years as part of the project. "This new facility will ensure our
ability to meet the strong demand for high-performance membranes," says
George Lewis, global manager of equipment sales for Air Products.
"Locating near our existing facility will allow us to leverage our
skilled work force and know-how to bring the facility into full
production more quickly and efficiently." Company officials plan to
open the new facility in the first quarter of 2010. Specific
information about financial incentives was not announced, although the
governor's office says the company will receive tax credits for job
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