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Youngstown Glove Company to expand in Springfield


Youngstown Glove Company, a nationally recognized manufacturer of utility gloves for industrial, construction and utility line use, has announced plans to construct a new $15M facility in Partnership Industrial Center West (PIC West).

A subsidiary of Blackstone Investment Group in Aurora, MO, Youngstown is expanding into Springfield to add a new product line, initially creating 20-25 new jobs with plans to grow to 75-100 employees in the next few years.

"We are pleased to have such a unique and innovative company choosing to invest in our region and crafting a set of products that can be used by a wide range of industries right here at home as well as across the country," said Matt Morrow, Chamber president.

Youngstown Glove Company prides itself on providing performance work gloves with high quality and durability. Operating since 2005, the business provides all styles of work gloves primarily for the utility industry. The introduction of a rubber glove line at the new PIC West facility will complement the company’s existing product offerings to meet growing demand.

Chamber economic development staff has been working with company leaders since November 2023 to identify an ideal site for the expansion project. PIC West has been a success story of collaboration between Springfield’s economic development partners.

Youngstown Glove Company is the second company to purchase property in PIC West during the past six months, largely due to competitively priced property, low community cost of doing business, proximity of top-tier transportation networks, and speed to market for new businesses. One additional site in PIC West is under contract, while another letter of intent to purchase a property has been submitted as the trend of business expansions into the Springfield market continues upward.

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