New Facility to Create 65 Jobs, New Transportation Hub at Rolla National Airport
April 30, 2013 – Vichy, MO – Brewer Science, Inc., today broke ground on a new facility at the Rolla National Airport which will be used to produce advanced materials needed for manufacturing next-generation smartphones, tablet computers, and other microelectronic devices. The groundbreaking ceremony, held at the new site, was attended by many local, state, and federal officials who helped make the project possible.
The new 25,000 square-foot manufacturing facility will expand Missouri’s advanced technology footprint and create 65 new high-tech jobs for the state. Brewer Science, one of the world's leading technology companies, is part of Missouri’s emerging I-44 technology corridor, which spans the state from St. Louis to Joplin. The construction of the Brewer Science facility is an initial step in a broader plan to transform Rolla National Airport into a manufacturing and transportation hub.
“As the Brewer Science customer base has grown and expanded around the globe, we have continued to grow and expand in Missouri, where we are proud to maintain our global headquarters,” said Dr. Terry Brewer, CEO of Brewer Science. “Our new facility will help make possible the next generation of smartphones, tablet computers, and additional high-tech innovations still to come to market. We are excited about the future of technology and Brewer Science’s future in Missouri. We are grateful to the local, state, and federal officials with us today who support Missouri manufacturing and the research and development that is the lifeblood of Brewer Science.”
“The expansion of Brewer Science is good for private sector job creation and economic opportunity in Missouri,” said U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.). “Brewer Science is consistently at the forefront of high-tech and advanced manufacturing fields, and this new facility continues to advance our shared goal of creating and keeping good-paying, high-skilled jobs statewide.”
“The expansion by Brewer Science in Rolla, and creation of 65 new high-tech jobs, will expand the state of Missouri’s high-tech and manufacturing sector footprints, which is a big win for our state’s economy,” said Governor Jay Nixon. “My administration has made a concerted effort to grow the Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing sectors of Missouri’s economy, and this expansion is more proof that our efforts are bearing fruit.”
“We are pleased and excited that Brewer Science has decided to grow and expand here in Missouri creating dozens of new high-tech jobs for our state,” said Lt. Governor Peter Kinder. Headquartered in Rolla, Brewer Science is not only a Missouri success story, they are a technology success story and a global success story. Brewer Science has been a world leader in creating and manufacturing innovative technologies that people around the globe use every day. Dr. Terry Brewer is an innovator and entrepreneur who has demonstrated that we can manufacture high-quality products with a high-quality workforce here in the United States and especially in Missouri.”
“Brewer Science's expansion is an outstanding example of high-tech industry greeting Main Street Missouri through job creation and economic growth right here in the Third Congressional District.” U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3). “I am very pleased that Brewer's new manufacturing facility has found a home in Vichy thanks to the co-operative efforts of local, state and federal officials.”
“I’m excited that Brewer Science has announced a new manufacturing facility in Vichy to accompany their headquarters in my hometown,” said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who was born in Rolla, Mo. “The addition of skilled manufacturing jobs will provide a boost to Missouri’s economy and continue to grow our reputation as a cutting-edge leader in new technology.”
“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the construction of this new high-tech facility by Brewer Science, which will serve as a seed for future economic development and manufacturing expansion at Rolla National Airport,” said Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks, III.
This newest Brewer Science building incorporates many of the industry’s highest standards. Utilizing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, the new facility will use geothermal systems for heating and cooling. Designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive, in addition to conforming to state-of-the-art safety specifications, the building will have the infrastructure to manufacture high-volume products that meet or exceed International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements.
Under the leadership of Dr. Terry Brewer, founder and President, Brewer Science has become a major Missouri employer that has been designing and manufacturing new technology products since 1981. Brewer Science specializes in technology that has made electronic devices smaller, thinner, lighter, and more powerful. Brewer Science technology enables the creation of products such as smartphones, tablet computers, cameras, games, and many other electronic devices. Hidden deep inside these devices is technology created at Brewer Science and manufactured in Missouri.
About Brewer Science
Brewer Science is a global technology leader in developing and manufacturing advanced materials, processes, and equipment for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics such as tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, and LED lighting. Brewer Science provides process flexibility and a competitive edge for its customers and plays a critical role in the supply chain. Since 1981, when its ARC® materials revolutionized lithography processes, Brewer Science has expanded its technology to include products used in advanced lithography, chemical and mechanical device protection, thin layer handling, 3-D integration, and products based on carbon nanotubes and nanotechnology. With its headquarters in Rolla, Missouri, Brewer Science now supports its worldwide customers through a service and distribution network in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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