Paul Mueller Company to Build New Facility in The Netherlands

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paul Mueller Company (OTC:MUEL), based in Springfield, Missouri, USA is announcing plans to build a new facility in Groenlo, a town in the east-central portion of The Netherlands. The new facility will be located 10 kilometers (approx. 6 miles) from one of Paul Mueller Company’s current Dutch manufacturing facilities in Lichtenvoorde.

“Groenlo was chosen because of its close proximity to the current Lichtenvoorde location, easing the transition for the majority of the production employees” said Paul Mueller Company CEO David Moore.  “Working together in one location, our co-workers can better develop common goals and address customer needs.”

The new facility will consolidate four locations the Company currently operates in The Netherlands, including the Lichtenvoorde location. The €20 million ($21 million) project is expected to have a positive return based on reducing the costs of operating four separate facilities, the rent paid on three of the facilities, and the sale of the primary manufacturing location in Lichtenvoorde.

According to Wytze Tjepkema, General Manager of Paul Mueller Company subsidiary Mueller BV in The Netherlands, “this project will combine the companies acquired in 2008 into one location creating a stronger culture and improving collaboration and efficiencies.”

Pending final approval of construction plans and loan documents, construction should start in the summer of 2017 with a completion date projected to be in the summer of 2018.

Paul Mueller Company is headquartered in Springfield, MO with manufacturing and sales operations in Iowa, The Netherlands, and Vietnam.  Paul Mueller Company employees build innovative processing equipment for dairy farms and a wide variety of other applications in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical facilities worldwide.

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CONTACT: Press Contact: Jay Holden | Paul Mueller Company | Springfield, MO 65802 | (417) 575-9422
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