Nike grows plant in St. Ann area

October 30, 2017 by  

Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation, a subsidiary of Nike that makes the plastics air pockets for its shoes, recently announced that it is expanding its facility in St. Charles County in the Missouri Research Park. With its close proximity to St. Ann, residents of the community will be will be afforded the opportunity of employment, once the facility opens in about 18 months.

About 75,000 square feet will be added to existing facility of 222,575 square feet, which now has 640 employees. The contractor for the building is Alberici Constructors and the architect is Fox Architects.

The facility is now at full capacity, Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation told officials from St. Charles County, and added that the expansion will enable the company to create more jobs in the area.

Steve Ehlmann, an executive from St. Charles County, said that the plastics sector is strong in St. Charles County and Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation is a vital part of helping to make it a growth industry.

Custom plastic products for customers outside of Nike are also currently made at the facility, which Nike purchased from Tetra Plastics in 2006.

Companies such as Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation might consider using various marketing services to inform those in the area of its capabilities and products and its contributions to the manufacturing community.