Clarcor expands US Baldwin filter plant

The Clarcor investment will add capacity to produce heavy-duty engine filters for the American and export markets.

The expanded Baldwin facility should be fully operational by the end of 2012, with more equipment and capabilities being added through to 2014. Clarcor expects to hire an additional 70 people as a result of the expansion.

“We expect our Baldwin business to continue to grow at an impressive rate, and this expansion supports our position as the leading supplier of heavy-duty engine filters to the aftermarket. Being a global company, we obviously have many geographic options when it comes to making investments of this type. At this point, Yankton represents the most cost effective means of expansion to satisfy our growing domestic and export demand. Going forward, we certainly expect to make further investments in Asia, our fastest growing market,” said Norm Johnson, Clarcor chairman and CEO.