Hillyard, Inc., an advanced manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and hygiene solutions, recently announced plans to invest more than $50 million in St. Joseph, Missouri. The expansion is expected to retain more than 200 high-paying jobs in the area.
“We’re excited that Hillyard is growing and helping revitalize downtown St. Joseph with a local workforce,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “As a Missouri-made company, Hillyard is creating good-paying jobs and supplying essential products that are needed across the nation. Hillyard’s expansion is great news for the community and our state, and we’re proud to see its continued success here in Missouri.”
“Downtown St. Joseph has been an important part of our history; we’ve thrived here for generations,” said Brett Carolus, Hillyard Chief Administrative Officer. “Hillyard is committed to St. Joseph, and plan to be here for decades to come.”
Founded in St. Joseph in 1907, Hillyard manufacturers, packages and distributes commercial cleaning products for hospitals, colleges, school districts, and more. The new distribution center is planned to be fully operational by late 2023.
“Hillyard deciding to remain in St. Joseph, keeping 200 jobs here and redeveloping a former heavy industrial site is invaluable,” said Natalie Redmond, President and CEO of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. “The dedication of the company and the partnership between the State of Missouri, Buchanan County and the City of St. Joseph to make this endeavor possible is incredibly important to downtown revitalization and the future of manufacturing here.”