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Advanced Drainage Systems Builds Harrisonville, Missouri, Manufacturing Plant

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., a global producer of water management solutions and manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, is building a 72,650-square-foot manufacturing facility in Harrisonville, Missouri. This will be the Company’s 62nd manufacturing plant, and its first in Missouri.

According to company officials this “new manufacturing facility is expected to open in the first half of 2017, bringing new employment opportunities to the region. This plant represents a significant capital investment for ADS, whose growth is a result of favorable policies enacted by the Missouri Department of Transportation. The Company intends to employ approximately 50 people at this facility when fully staffed.”

In 2011, and again in 2014, MoDOT updated its standards specification to allow plastic pipe to be used in statewide infrastructure projects for stormwater management. The alternative pipe policies enable engineer choice among technically equivalent options and reduce project costs, company officials explained.

“MoDOT’s policy improvements contributed significantly to ADS’ decision to invest in Missouri. We are delighted to join the community of committed Harrisonville advocates, and welcomed the participation in today’s event by Representative Hartzler, Senator Emery, Mayor Hasek and many community advocates and leaders,” said Joe Chlapaty, President/CEO Officer, ADS. “This facility will help meet growing demand for our water management solutions, and we are excited about our increasing contributions to the state of Missouri and this wonderful community.”

“Job creation is at the heart of America's economic recovery, and I am extremely pleased to welcome Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) to Missouri's Fourth District,” said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. “As a small business owner, I share the excitement of ADS as it embarks on this expansion that will bring new employment opportunities to citizens of Harrisonville and Cass County. I congratulate ADS and look forward to this global manufacturer opening its Harrisonville operation and launching production in the new year.”

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