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Watlow Electric Manufacturing Expands St. Louis, Missouri, Operations

Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of industrial technology and thermal products, plans to expand its operation in St. Louis, Missouri. The $6 million project is expected to create ten jobs.

The investment will establish a new ceramic development center.

“We are grateful to the state of Missouri for this opportunity,” said Rob Gilmore, CEO of Watlow. “Not only is our new ceramic development center an investment in our capabilities to better serve our customers but it is an opportunity for us to give back to our community through the creation of new high-tech jobs. Missouri is home to several Watlow facilities, including our world headquarters, and we are proud to be part of the state’s growth.”

Watlow will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation. The company is also receiving assistance from Missouri One Start, a division of the Department of Economic Development. Missouri One Start assists eligible businesses with their recruitment and training needs.

Watlow serves multiple industries, including semiconductor processing, clean environmental technology, energy generation, diesel emissions, medical and food service equipment, among others. The company designs and manufactures heating solutions consisting primarily of electric resistive heaters, temperature sensors, temperature and power controllers, and supporting software.

“As a leading electronics manufacturer and quality employer, Watlow has a long history of helping Missourians prosper in St. Louis,” noted Michelle Hataway, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to support this company as it continues to expand and innovate. Watlow’s success is exciting news for the region and our state as we work to compete in an increasingly high-tech economy.”

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