Baldwin Filters Expanding Nebraska and South Dakota Facilities

Baldwin Filters is expanding its manufacturing operations, including distribution space near the company's headquarters in Kearney, NE.

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Baldwin Filters’ manufacturing operations continue to grow in its Kearney, NE, Gothenburg, NE, and Yankton, SD, facilities.

With this growth comes the need for additional space at its Kearney, NE, headquarters location. Baldwin Filters plans a Spring 2013 groundbreaking for a new 400,000 square foot Distribution Center which will be located to the east of its Kearney facility. Distribution operations in the current 110,000 sq. ft. distribution center, built in 1998, have exceeded capacity, spurring the need for additional space.

“The primary use of the expansion will be to improve distribution operations, consolidate off-site rental space and reorganize the current facility to improve manufacturing operations,” says Sam Ferrise, President of Baldwin Filters.

“This is a very large undertaking and represents a substantial, $40 million investment for Baldwin Filters. It’s indicative of our continued commitment to the Kearney area, and should have a significant economic impact for some time to come,” says Ferrise. “Baldwin has continued to grow in our domestic and international markets, driving the need for this expansion.”

The expansion will create a construction zone adjacent to and east of Baldwin Filters, and will utilize the land made available as a result of the 2008 relocation of Airport Road. With the expansion, Baldwin Filters’ corporate headquarters will encompass nearly one million square feet.

“The City of Kearney, along with Buffalo County, has been very supportive of our plans to expand, and we deeply appreciate their support,” says Dan Schulte, Baldwin’s Vice President of Operations. “Every effort will be made to minimize disturbance to traffic patterns and access during the construction process.”

The project has received corporate approval from Baldwin Filters’ parent company, CLARCOR Inc., as well as the approval of CLARCOR’s Board of Directors.