To meet increased demand for its engines for lawn, garden and industrial applications, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A will open a new production facility for those special-built engines in Boonville, Missouri. The facility is scheduled to begin production in the summer of 2022.
“This expansion of production capabilities for our engines is a significant step forward in our continuing ability to provide superior quality engines in the quantities needed to meet expanding market demand,” says Nelson Wilner, vice president at Kawasaki Engines Division.
The announcement was made by Kawasaki officials during a grand opening ceremony held at the facility, where they were joined by additional Kawasaki leadership, representatives from the state’s governor’s office and other local government offices. The Boonville plant will be the company’s second location in Missouri, joining the company’s Maryville operations, which were established in 1989.
The Boonville facility is currently being retrofitted and will initially house approximately 250 employees, the company reports. The Boonville facility will add to the total statewide staff of nearly 1,200 based at the Maryville plant, which produces 18 different engine models ranging from 14.5hp to 38.5hp.