Here We Grow Again

Yesterday morning, April 20, 2007, Tacony Manufacturing broke ground on yet another expansion of our St. James, MO facility.  The new 100,000+ square foot addition will more than double the plant’s space and create an estimated $3.7 million in private investment and 20 new, full-time jobs within two years while just down the road, Briggs & Stratton, the lawn mower engine company, was announcing the closing of it’s St. James plant.  The new addition will be used both for manufacturing and distribution.

Ken Tacony, speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, said, "This is a big day. We’re moving onward and upward, and just down the road the news is not so good. It’s ironic. 

Speaking to the Tacony Manufacturing team, Ken said "Every single product that comes through this company has an impact on
whether we will be a success in the future.  It’s a challenge to each and every one of
you. As we continue to grow, this will be fun.”

At an employee meeting this morning at the company’s Fenton headquarters Ken pointed out that ten years ago we weren’t even in the manufacturing business.  Today we have four plants, three of them in the United States with the fourth in Southampton, England.  Total company-wide employment has reached 650.

Some information is taken from the Rolla Daily News.

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