Roundhouse Services and Storage LLC selected Crane, Missouri, in the Springfield region to locate operations on a 30-acre site, investing $400,000 in an existing 25,000 square foot building and creating 10 jobs with the ability to grow into the future.
Prior to hosting Roundhouse leadership for a regional tour, Chamber and SBDC staff worked with the broker representing the company to find the right site. During their visit to the region, the Chamber/SBDC brought together the City of Crane, Missouri Department of Economic Development, and Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce to provide additional state and community overviews.
“We are thrilled that Roundhouse Service and Storage chose Crane to locate their new facility,” said Sheila Thomas, President/CEO of Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce. “This will mean new, year-round jobs in Stone County, and the potential for exciting new opportunities in Crane. We were happy to assist in this project and look forward to its positive impact in Stone County.”
The company will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.
“Roundhouse Services and Storage’s new facility is great news for Crane and the Southwest region,” said Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “To create opportunities for Missourians to prosper, it’s vital that we support the growth of both new and existing businesses. We look forward to the positive impact this company’s investment will bring to the local community and its families.”
Bert Cohen, President of Roundhouse Services and Storage LLC, says the greater Springfield region was chosen for its central location, mix of talented people, and great infrastructure. As they look forward to growth in the city of Crane, Cohen encourages other enterprises to consider Missouri for their expansion plans.
"After running similar successful operations in Arkansas, Kentucky and Montana, we felt that Missouri would be a great choice for our next venture as it has so many resources to offer,” Cohen said. “Roundhouse Services and Storage LLC, has been welcomed into the state with open arms. Our business (steel pipe storage and trans-loading), fills a gap that has been lacking for some time in the Midwest and central regions of the United States. We feel the greater Springfield area is centrally located and has a wonderful mix of talented people and great infrastructure. We look forward to our growth in the city of Crane. And we encourage other enterprises to consider Missouri for their expansion plans."
“Missouri continues to attract leading employers who recognize our state as an ideal business location,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Our low costs, dedication to a stronger workforce, and commitment to improving infrastructure are producing results and growing our economy. We welcome Roundhouse Services and Storage to Crane as it creates jobs and improves lives for Missourians in the area.”