Brewer Science says it's making progress in its quest to build a new high-volume, high-tech manufacturing facilty at the Rolla National Airport.
The Economic Development Administration gave Brewer Science a $1 million grant to support the new facility, which will produce specialty materials for micro-devices for electronics.
"We are a global company that is committed to growing and expanding our facilities in Missouri,â?? Brewer Science founder and CEO Dr. Terry Brewer said. â??We will continue producing the technology that enables the creation of products such as smartphones, tablet computers, cameras, and many other electronic devices.â??
The grant money will be used for infrastructure improvements and developments at the airport, according to a news release from the company.
Officials believe the money not only helps Brewer Science, but will also have a positive impact for the community as a whole since it is part of what they call a comprehensive master plan for development of the Rolla National Airport.
â??These critical resources will help grow jobs and bolster the economy in mid-Missouri by supporting important transportation and infrastructure projects at the Rolla National Airport," Senator Roy Blunt said.
"I am extremely pleased that this grant has been approved because it means more jobs and greater opportunities for hard-working Missourians," Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer said. "This is a great example of local and federal officials working together on behalf of Missouri families."
The news release also stated the investment will support the construction of upgrades to the water, sewer and road infrastructure for an industrial park at the Rolla National Airport.