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Do It Best Corp. breaks ground in Sikeston

Wednesday, city leaders and company executives broke ground on a new $30 million facility in Sikeston's Business, Education, and Technology Park. Wednesday, city leaders and company executives broke ground on a new $30 million facility in Sikeston's Business, Education, and Technology Park.
The new facility is expected to be open in early 2014. The new facility is expected to be open in early 2014.
Workers will make hardware, lumber, and building materials in the new center. Workers will make hardware, lumber, and building materials in the new center.
The Do It Best plant in Cape Girardeau that's been open since 1971 will close and the 115 workers will be able to keep their jobs, but they'll have to drive south. The Do It Best plant in Cape Girardeau that's been open since 1971 will close and the 115 workers will be able to keep their jobs, but they'll have to drive south.
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

When the Do It Best Corporation was looking to expand in southeast Missouri, the company thought Sikeston was the best place to do it.

Wednesday, city leaders and company executives broke ground on a new $30 million facility in Sikeston's Business, Education, and Technology Park.

Workers will make hardware, lumber, and building materials in the new center.

The construction also means jobs are moving south.

The Do It Best plant in Cape Girardeau that's been open since 1971 will close and the 115 workers will be able to keep their jobs, but they'll have to drive south.

Do It Best CEO Bob Taylor says the decision to move to Sikeston was a no brainer.

"Sikeston was a community that from the beginning had from everybody from the state, local, and county level all on the same page pulling in the same direction," Taylor said. "And they had the property under their control to make the process work."

Taylor says he expects the new facility to be open in early 2014.

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