As we begin a new month, we want to share some exciting news from the Chamber and our partners.
Governor Greitens congratulated LED and lighting supplier Trans-Lux for creating new jobs in our region. Trans-Lux expanded to a refurbished Ford Motor factory in Hazelwood in late 2016. The Governor offered his ongoing assistance to help Trans-Lux be successful. The Regional Chamber offers our special congratulations to our partners, the State of Missouri, the Missouri Partnership, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis, the City of St. Louis, and the City of Hazelwood, for this win.
Ameren Tech Partnership with Atomation
Ameren and Atomation recently announced a pilot project that involves attaching small sensors to utility poles and wirelessly transmitting information about any movement the poles make. This partnership will use these sensors to streamline data from pole inspections, especially after strong winds or storms move through the area.
Atomation is a tech company based in Israeli and we’re thrilled that it has picked St. Louis to base its U.S. operations. This movement was made possible by Ameren, Atomation, GlobalSTL, and BioSTL.
Nestlé USA to Move Headquarters to Virginia
We also want to extend our robust congratulations to Nestlé USA on its announcement of relocating its IT operations from California to St. Louis. This move will not only create quality, high-paying jobs for our community, it also validates our workforce talent and the ability for companies to relocate their technology and innovation hubs to the area. Nestlé Purina, a Swiss-based company, currently has a large presence and prominent history in the St. Louis region with locations in both downtown St. Louis and Gray’s Summit.
This announcement continues to place St. Louis as a strong competitor for tech jobs. In 2015, KPMG relocated hundreds of IT jobs here and last year Cushman & Wakefield announced it was bringing similar jobs to the region.