Automotive LED lighting manufacturer Diode Dynamics is constructing a 70,000 square-foot headquarters facility on 10 acres within the Fountain Lakes development in St. Charles, Missouri. The project is expected to create 36 new jobs over the next five years.
According to company officials, the facility will include a showroom, four drive-in garage bays, an electronics manufacturing area, engineering laboratory, 30-foot warehouse, and two-story office. The announcement comes as Diode Dynamics is experiencing high demand for its products in the aftermarket LED lighting industry, requiring expansion of manufacturing capacity to support its growth. As part of the project, the company will move all of its existing employees from Earth City, Missouri.
"We are thrilled to be constructing a new headquarters that’s custom-tailored to our needs. This project will perfectly support our mission to design and manufacture automotive lighting products with the absolute best quality and performance possible, here in the USA," said Diode Dynamics CEO and majority owner, Paul McCain.
The project is being supported by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the 504 loan program of the Economic Development Council of St. Charles County, and the City of St. Charles, Missouri.