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Cim-Tek Filtration Expands Kennett, Missouri, Operations

Cim-Tek Filtration, a leading manufacturer of filtration products, will expand its facility in Kennett, Missouri. The project is expected to create up to 77 new jobs.

The 140,000-square-foot expansion will broaden production capabilities for light assembly, powder coating, and baking of filtration products and related equipment.

“We’re excited to get started and are looking forward to growing our business in Kennett,” said James Ayers, President of Cim-Tek Filtration. “We would like to thank the state, county, and city partners, as well as many others, who made this expansion possible.”

Cim-Tek Filtration 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.

“Cim-Tek Filtration’s expansion in Kennett is an exciting development for the Southeast region and another example of continued business investment in our state,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Whether in an urban center or rural area, Missouri has the resource advantages companies need to find success. Cim-Tek Filtration joins a growing list of leading manufacturers who are choosing our state for its skilled workforce, infrastructure, and low business costs, and we’re excited to welcome them to Missouri.”

For more than 65 years, Cim-Tek Filtration has developed state-of-the-art filters for the petroleum, industrial, agricultural, heavy duty, and biofuel industries.

“Cim-Tek’s expansion in Kennett shows Missouri’s business climate is continuing to encourage investment in urban and rural areas alike,” Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development Maggie Kost said. “Our department’s mission is to help create opportunities for Missourians that improve their lives, and Cim-Tek’s expansion is doing just that. We’re appreciative of the partners who came together to support this project, which is creating quality jobs benefitting Missourians and families.”

“This announcement is the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes efforts to bring a new factory to Kennett,” said Melissa Combs, Executive Director of Kennett Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud to welcome Cim-Tek Filtration to our community, and we look forward to the Kennett plant turning out quality products for industrial use. This project demonstrates that Missouri, and especially rural Missouri, can offer competitive opportunities to new and expanding industries.”

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