IBC North America and Clean Tide Container to co-open new plant in Chillicothe, Missouri; will create 87 new jobs
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. IBC North America and Clean Tide Container will co-open a new facility in Chillicothe, part of the 18-county metro area served by the Kansas City Area Development Council, to manufacture and refurbish intermediate bulk containers. The sister companies will invest more than $5 million in the expansion project and create 87 new jobs.
The entire Kansas City region celebrates this announcement today along with the addition of more than 80 skilled manufacturing jobs, said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. American manufacturing is alive and well, and the KC region is an ideal location for the industry to grow.
The 50,000-square-foot facility will be the third operation center for IBC North America and the fifth for Clean Tide Container. The new Midwest facility is needed to keep up with increased demand, particularly in the agricultural sector. The new location will also allow the companies to provide more efficient service to companies in the Midwest, where both IBC North America and Clean Tide Container have a strong client base.
Missouris extensive resources and friendly business climate play a key role in our ability to grow here, and we thank the state for their continued support, said Dick Harding, president and chief executive officer of IBC North America. As we expand into Missouri, we look forward to furthering relationships with our existing Missouri clients as well as developing new partnerships.
The Kansas City Area Development Council, the city of Chillicothe, Mo.; Livingston County, Mo.; the State of Missouri; Missouri Partnership and KC SmartPort worked together to bring this project to the Kansas City region.
About IBC North America and Clean Tide Container
IBC North America, based in Clarkston, Mich., manufactures industrial containers known as intermediate bulk containers and has a global free pick-up service for empty containers. The company was founded in 1997 and has experienced rapid growth since then. ibcna.
Clean Tide Container was founded in 2004 as a reconditioning operation headquartered in Robertsdale, Ala. The company is one of the fastest growing intermediate bulk container reconditioning, collection and recycling companies in the United States. www.cleantidecontainer.com
About KC SmartPort
An industry growth affiliate aligned with the Kansas City Area Development Council, KC SmartPort promotes and enhances the Kansas City region's status as a leading North American logistics hub and is the authority on logistics opportunities in the 18-county, bi-state Kansas City region. www.kcsmartport.com
About Greater Kansas City
Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than 50 unique communities and 18 counties in Kansas and Missouri. Called Americas Creative Crossroads, the regions distinctive qualities come from a confluence of artistry and innovation. Kansas City and its corporations, universities and lifestyle assets are nationally ranked among the best places to work, innovate and explore. Contact KCADC to learn more about business and career opportunities in the Greater KC area. www.thinkKC.com