Emerson planning to add 500 jobs in Shakopee
Dec 04, 2012 (Menafn - Pioneer Press - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --A division of Emerson Electronic Co. plans to put 500 people to work at a 508,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Shakopee that was built by the former ADC Telecommunications Inc. and never occupied, according to a proposal filed with the southwest metro city.
The division, Emerson Process Management Rosemount, would bring 400 new jobs and about 100 transfers to the site, the proposal says. Of the 500, about 300 would be salaried jobs and 200 would be hourly wage positions, according to a memo to the Shakopee City Council from R. Michael Leek, the city's community development director.
It initially plans to occupy 300,000 square feet.
Average annual wages for the new jobs would be 55,000 to 64,000. If the package comes together, Emerson would aim to open the plant in 2013.
The council is scheduled to consider the proposal Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Emerson is requesting an assistance package from the city, Scott County and the state of Minnesota totaling about 6 million, which includes tax abatements, and matching funds for construction, the memo says.
Emerson, which has about 1,500 employees in the Twin Cities area, is planning to make products to serve the energy industry.
Emerson Electric is based in St. Louis. Its process management division provides engineering and project management services for food-processing plants, pulp and paper plants and similar industries.
ADC, which was based in Eden Prairie, was sold to Tyco Electronics in
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