RB Manufacturing Honored for 43 Years of Global Growth and Success in St. Charles County
Posted on December 13th, 2016

​RB Manufacturing’s Human Resources Director Cindy Landrum with Site Director Ryan Richter
(holding plaque) surrounded by members of the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board: Janis Miller, Michael Sommer, Erin Williams, Michael Hurlbert and Mike Gavura.
In 1973, the population in St. Charles County was less than 100,000, the General Motors Assembly Plant was still making Corvettes in St. Louis City, Mid Rivers Mall didn’t exist, and Airwick built its first plastics extrusion plant off Highway 79 in the sleepy town of St. Peters.
 
Forty-three years later, the company is known as RB Manufacturing, a line of business within the British multinational consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser. Today, the company’s 30-acre campus in St. Peters is home to a 430,000-square-foot, highly automated facility. Some of the products RB Manufacturing owns and packages at this facility include Lysol, Resolve, Woolite, Finish, Lime Away, Old English, Rid-X and Glass Plus. The company employs approximately 450 in St. Peters and plans to expand its workforce to 615 in 2017.
 
This year, RB Manufacturing added a 27,000-square-foot expansion to its local facility. In nearby Premier 370 Business Park, its parent company soon will open a newly constructed 714,000-square-foot distribution center.
 
RB Manufacturing was honored at the December meeting of the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board for its history of growth and success in the community.
 
“Thanks to global companies like RB Manufacturing, Alpla and Nike IHM, there is a strong and growing plastics manufacturing sector in St. Charles County,” said Scott J. Drachnik, Director of the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development. “RB’s continued growth and success is another sign that manufacturing is alive and well in St. Charles County.”
 
For an overview of RB Manufacturing in St. Peters, watch http://bit.ly/2gFbXdX.
 
For more information about the local economy, workforce, and business growth assistance, contact the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development at 636-255-6060 or visit www.sccmo.org/Workforce-Business-Development.  


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