Join us each month as we travel around the state of Missouri and tour manufacturing plants, talk with the team and see how manufacturers operate in the state.

June 8, 2021

Our third Manufacturing Virtual Plant Tour was at

Essex Industries in St. Louis, MO. 


Founded in 1947 by Harold and Sidney Guller in their father’s basement, Essex Industries has grown to five facilities with over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 420 employees.

The Gullers entered the Aerospace and Defense

market with their first product, an F-214 Radio

Noise Filter. Over the past six decades, the

product range has grown to include Life Support

Equipment, Ground Support Equipment, Platform

Controls and Aircraft Components. As a result,

Essex Industries has been a part of virtually

every major military and commercial aerospace

program since 1947.



Our second Manufacturing Virtual Plant Tour was at

Cosmos Corporation in O'Fallon, MO. 


Cosmos is a family-owned company and a leader in the pet industry, selling and distributing quality pet products to more than 65 countries around the world and 22,000+ retailers. 


Video Tour


Don't miss our first Manufacturing Virtual Plant Tour was at

SWI Industrial Solutions in Springfield, MO. 


For more than fifty years, SWI Industrial Solutions has provided meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.


MVP Tour


JUNE 8, 2021

Process Improvement

Essex Industries

St. Louis

MAY 13, 2021


Cosmos Corporation

Saint Peters, MO

APRIL 8, 2021

Diversity & Inclusion

SWI Industrial Solutions  Springfield