AZZ Precoat Metals, a provider of coil coating solutions, announced plans to build a new aluminum coil coating facility in Washington, Missouri. The new expansion represents $110 million in capital investment and is expected to create more than 80 new jobs in the region.
“We’re excited to see AZZ Precoat Metals adding a location and creating jobs in Washington,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Thanks to our commitment to workforce development and infrastructure, our state stands out as an ideal location for businesses to invest and expand. We look forward to AZZ Precoat Metals’ continued success as it grows and creates more good-paying jobs for Missourians.”
The new location will enable AZZ Precoat Metals to meet demand for its metal coil coating and processing services while allowing for the innovation of new products.
“We selected the Washington location due to the growing economic development occurring in the area,” said Kurt Russell, Chief Operating Officer of AZZ Precoat Metals. “Additionally, the close proximity to our existing operations ensures local engineering and operational resources will be available for a timely startup and ensures training and staffing assistance will be close by. We are very pleased to have secured a location with several logistical advantages, including rail service and Mississippi River barge access, and being ideally situated near several substrate providers and our customer base. I would like to thank both the City of Washington and the State of Missouri for providing a compelling incentive package. We are very excited to invest in and be a part of Washington’s future.”
The company’s new 25-acre facility will be located in Washington’s Oldenburg Industrial Park and will help meet demand and achieve long-term growth.
“The addition of the Washington coil coating facility with state-of-the-art equipment and technology will strengthen Precoat’s position to effectively serve the growing aluminum market,” said Tom Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer of AZZ Inc. “This project was contemplated in our strategic rationale for acquiring Precoat Metals earlier this year and is a key element of our growth roadmap for the coil coating segment. Aluminum coil coating is an important strategic initiative for AZZ, benefitting from secular sustainability tailwinds. We are dedicated to expanding our coatings capabilities, addressable markets, and customer base as we continue to transform AZZ into a focused coatings company.”
“This is a big day for Washington,” said Sal Maniaci, Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Washington. “The scope of this project is impressive on its own and we are thrilled for the economic growth AZZ Precoat Metals’ commitment will bring to the region. This is the beginning of a great partnership.”
“We are honored to have been chosen by AZZ Precoat Metals for their expansion here in Washington,” said Doug Hagedorn, Mayor of the City of Washington. “They are an industry leading, multistate company providing coil coating solutions whose record of success is remarkable. Precoat will add over 80 high paid skilled jobs to our economy. We stand ready to assist their leadership team and look forward to partnering with them as they grow their business in our new Oldenburg Industrial Park.”