Major Employers

Lebanon and Laclede County, Missouri are blessed to be the home of world class manufacturers that employ 25 percent of our county’s overall labor force. We are known as the “aluminum fishing boat capitol of the world” …. but that’s not all we can do ….

Who: White River Marine Group (Tracker Boats)

What They Do: Drawing its name from the magnificent river flowing through the Ozarks, White River Marine Group™ (WRMG) is the world’s largest builder of fishing and recreational boats by volume. WRMG is also a member of Springfield, Missouri-based Bass Pro Group, a multifaceted organization that includes Bass Pro Shops®. Founded by Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier destination retailer with a legacy of providing boaters, anglers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts innovative, quality gear to experience and enjoy the Great Outdoors. Together, WRMG and Bass Pro Group have a rich heritage in Missouri and Arkansas with origins dating back to the 1960s and ’70s.

Number of Local Employees: 1,200

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Lebanon Location: 1500 Maple Lane (417-588-4181)

Who: Emerson Climate Technologies (Copeland)

What They Do: Emerson Climate Technologies produces more than 3 million scroll compressors annually at its Lebanon plant for the residential air conditioning market. The facility has produced more than 60 million compressors during its 28-year history at its Lebanon plant.

Number of Local Employees: 900

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Lebanon Location: 701 East Highway 32 (417-588-8600)

Who: Missouri Cooperage (An Independent Stave Company Subsidiary)

What They Do: Since 1912, Missouri Cooperage/Independent Stave Company has crafted quality cooperage products for the wine and spirits industry. Family owned with local roots; Missouri Cooperage’s parent organization Independent Stave Company has a global presence with operations in eight countries.

Number of Local Employees: 570

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Lebanon Location: 1078 South Jefferson Avenue (417-588-4151)

Who: The Durham Company

What They Do: The Durham Company specializes in the manufacturing of meter sockets, socket/breaker and switch combinations, CT enclosures, test switches, c-line connectors and pad mounted enclosures including primary metering, sectionalizing encloses fused/non-fused and secondary connection cabinets.

Number of Local Employees: 380

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Lebanon Location: 722 Durham Road (417-532-7121)

Who: G3 Boats

What They Do: Through a total team approach as a Yamaha Boat Company, G3’s family of craftsmen consistently produce aluminum fishing boats, jon boats, bay boats, deep-V boats and pontoon boats with better fit and finish, outstanding on-water performance, and ultimately, high customer satisfaction.

Number of Local Employees: 350

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Lebanon Location: 901 Cowan Drive (417-588-9787)

Who: Lowe Boats

What They Do: Lowe Boats has built top-quality boats since 1971 – however, the family heritage in aluminum watercraft goes back much further. Dianna Lowe, co-founder of Lowe Industries, was the daughter of J.B. Appleby, considered by many to be the father of aluminum boating. Dianna and her husband Carl Lowe founded Lowe Line in 1971 in Lebanon, building jon boats and canoes. The Lowe Boats tradition continues today with additional lines including a pontoon division at the Lebanon location.

Number of Local Employees: 325

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Lebanon Location: 2900 Industrial Drive (417-532-9101)

Who: Marine Electrical Products (MEP)

What They Do:Marine Electrical Products started in 1983, making simple switch panels and electrical components for Tracker boats. Today, the company occupies more than 135,000 square feet over several buildings on its Tower Road campus in Lebanon. MEP has expanded its capabilities to include various types of wiring harnesses, instrument panels, and control consoles. The company’s composite material department works with a variety of materials including vacuum formed plastics and reinforced fiberglass structures.

Number of Local Employees: 285

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Lebanon Location: 1401 Tower Road (417-588-3128)

Who: Detroit Tool Metal Products (DTMP)

What They Do: Detroit Tool Metal Products is a fully integrated metal fabricator serving as a Tier 1 supplier to the major players in the agriculture, construction, industrial and transportation markets. With two plants in Lebanon, DTMP offers the full spectrum of fabrication process capabilities all backed up with a deep Engineering, Quality and Systems resources.

Number of Local Employees: 253

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Lebanon Location: 949 Bethel Road (417-532-2142)

Who: Regal Beloit

What They Do: Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products serving markets throughout the world. The company is comprised of three business segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions. Regal is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Number of Local Employees: 170

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Lebanon Location: 401 West Fremont Road (417-588-2241)

Who: DT Engineering

What They Do: DT Engineering is a full‐service engineering and manufacturing company providing industrial automation and tooling solutions to its Fortune 500 and Vertical Market customer base. Headquartered in Lebanon, DT Engineering is classified as a private, medium size business.

Number of Local Employees: 122

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Lebanon Location: 1107 Springfield Road (417-532-2141)

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