Sedalia printing company to create 20 jobs and invest $1.85 million in new facility
July 10, 2018
Governor Mike Parson stopped in Sedalia on Tuesday to promote job growth and announce the expansion of yearbook manufacturer Jostens.
Having outgrown their primary facility and secondary coil and fulfillment center, the company will be consolidating to a larger facility and expanding its production lines.
“Jostens job growth and investment in Sedalia proves its commitment to the people and to the community,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Today is a great day for Sedalia, and these new jobs are an essential part as we move Missouri forward.”
“I’m truly grateful for this opportunity. Jostens’ decision to expand operations in Sedalia is a testament not only to the hard work and dedication of our employees, but to the strength of the Sedalia community,” Heather Cantrell, Plant Manager said.
With this expansion, Jostens will move all of its small yearbook production to the Sedalia facility, doubling the output of the Sedalia plant.
“We’re extremely grateful and excited to see a local employer like Jostens choose to invest in our community,” Mayor Pro Tem Don Meier said. “We look forward to the continued growth of this facility and what that means for the citizens of Sedalia.”
“This expansion will pave the way for jobs that will support families in Sedalia and beyond. Having an employer like Jostens expand and grow in Sedalia is a win for our entire region,” Pettis County Presiding Commissioner David Dick said.
The city of Sedalia, Pettis County, Sedalia-Pettis County Economic Development, and the State of Missouri worked together to help the company with its expansion.
“On behalf of the Economic Development Board of Directors, I want to say thank you to PrintLynx and Jostens for choosing to grow within Sedalia and Pettis County,” said Rusty Kahrs, Board President for Sedalia-Pettis County Economic Development. “As a company who could have chosen to grow anywhere throughout the United States and beyond, it is a true win for Sedalia and Pettis County to see this great company grow right here. We appreciate having you here and value the impact you and your employees have within our great community.”