RR Donnelley Significantly Expanding Its Facility in Owensville, MO

OWENSVILLE, MO—August 22, 2011—Gov. Jay Nixon announced that RR Donnelley, which currently employs approximately 340 workers at its Owensville facility, is making a capital investment of $6 million and creating 105 new jobs at the plant.

“RR Donnelley is a global corporation that could have expanded operations at any one of its plants around the world, but chose to do so in Owensville, which is excellent news for the state and local economy,” Gov. Nixon said. “We will continue to fight every single day, for every single job, to keep our state’s economy moving forward. RR Donnelley’s creation of 105 new jobs is a major plus for both our manufacturing sector and the economy in general.”

The company began manufacturing operations at the Owensville plant in 2007, where it produces textbooks and workbooks for elementary and secondary education, educational testing manuals, trade books, business-to-business catalogs, healthcare manuals, and federal and state government publications.

Substantial growth in the educational and healthcare markets has led RR Donnelley to expand the facility. Last month, it added two new printing presses and is in the process of adding three new binding lines. To staff the new machines and operating lines, RR Donnelley will hire 105 new employees by the end of this year and have invested $6 million into the local economy.

To help RR Donnelley move ahead with its expansion plans, the state of Missouri authorized an economic incentive package worth $1.46 million, including a Community Development Block Grant of $566,389 that will be utilized to pave a new support road in the Owensville Industrial Park. The company can also redeem $558,019 in Missouri Quality Jobs program incentives over the next three years, provided it meets the requirements of that program. Other incentives include $150,000 in Development Tax Credits and recruitment and training assistance.

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