CIM-TEK Filtration Grand Opening Press Release

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July 20, 2023

Grand Opening of Cim-Tek Filtration's Kennett Facility Celebrated by State and Local Dignitaries Kennett, MO (July 18, 2023) 


Cim-Tek Filtration, a leading manufacturer of filtration products, celebrated the grand opening of its new site in Kennett, Missouri. Production at the new facility began recently and this expansion will allow the company to continue to innovate in filtration and develop new products available worldwide from production facilities in Bement, IL, Monticello, IL, and now Kennett, MO. 

“Cim-Tek Filtration’s expansion in Kennett is an exciting development for the Southeast region and another example of continued business investment in our state,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Whether in an urban center or rural area, Missouri has the resource advantages companies need to find success. We’re proud to add this family-owned business to our growing list of leading manufacturers who are choosing our state for its skilled workforce, infrastructure, and low business costs. As Cim-Tek opens its new facility, we wish them much success in the Show-Me State.” 

The expansion is estimated to create up to 77 new jobs once completed, with 15 new jobs having already been added in Kennett. The new jobs added through Cim-Tek Filtration’s expansion will pay an average annual salary that is well above the county average wage. 

“We have had great success here in Kennett, refurbishing the facility and beginning production.” said Jeff Ayers, CEO of Cim-Tek Filtration. “We look forward to growing our business while expanding our production capabilities here in the USA. We would again like to thank the state, county, and city partners, as well as many others, who have helped make this expansion possible.” 

“This grand opening is exciting for our community and a reflection of the commitment from the city, county and state to attract high quality manufacturing jobs to the area.” said Melissa Combs, Dunklin County Director of Economic Development. City of Kennett Mayor Jake Crafton added, “We are proud to welcome Cim-Tek Filtration to our city, and we look forward to the Kennett plant creating quality jobs for our citizens for many years to come.” 

Cim-Tek Filtration used 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. Cim-Tek’s expansion was also supported by the Dunklin County Commission and the Missouri Innovation Corporation. 

About Cim-Tek

Cim-Tek Filtration is a global leader in advanced filtration solutions that protect the world’s fuels, lubricants, and other industrial fluids. Drawing on 67 years of experience designing and manufacturing superior filtration products and accessories, Cim-Tek is committed to providing customers with the best protection against fluid contamination around the world. Learn more about Cim-Tek Filtration at

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