• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues


True Manufacturing Plans Popular Bluff, Missouri, Manufacturing Plant

Commercial refrigeration manufacturer True Manufacturing will invest $21 million to build a new facility in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The project is expected to create 175 new jobs.

The company’s new facility will enable expanded production of its current line of products and occupy all 54 acres of Poplar Bluff’s newest industrial park.

“We at True Manufacturing are excited to bring our 75+ years of tradition and manufacturing excellence to the proud City of Poplar Bluff,” said Steve Trulaske, CEO of True Manufacturing. “With deep roots as a family-owned business, our purpose is to provide employment opportunities, at all levels of manufacturing, with opportunities for growth and career advancement. We will remain a refrigeration industry leader by honoring our past, innovating with new technologies, and entrenching ourselves within Poplar Bluff and surrounding communities. These are exciting times, and we are grateful to be embraced by such a wonderful community.”

For this expansion, True Manufacturing used 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.

“True Manufacturing’s expansion is a Missouri success story, and I’m proud that this world-class company is continuing to invest and grow right here in our state,” said Governor Mike Parson. “This new facility will provide quality jobs and fresh opportunities for Missourians in Poplar Bluff, while further strengthening our vibrant manufacturing sector. I look forward to seeing the company’s continued success.”

Since 1945, True Manufacturing has been an industry leader in commercial refrigeration products. With more than 3.7 million square feet across its Missouri manufacturing facilities, the company is committed to products that are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the United States, state officials noted.

“True Manufacturing’s expansion to Poplar Bluff is exciting for the community and surrounding area,” said Department of Economic Development Acting Director Maggie Kost. “We’re proud to help this Missouri-made company thrive and create additional jobs and opportunities for Missouri families.”

Exclusive Research