Doe Run has been important economically to our area for decades. The company not only provides good jobs with excellent benefits, but they do a lot of business locally that supports small business and provides even more jobs. To say Doe Run is important to our community is an understatement.
My husband and I have worked nearly 47 years (combined) for Doe Run. The company has given us the opportunity to thrive in our everyday life and also in our careers. Doe Run also allows me to share my enthusiasm for mineral education by visiting schools and attending teacher education workshops to help future generations learn more about minerals and the products they support.
My job takes me to customers and suppliers across the U.S. These customers count on a steady supply of lead and lead alloys for everything from vehicle batteries, to radiation protection and ammunition. Our customers also count on us to recover and recycle the lead from these products.
“The community awareness of Doe Run was a major factor in my decision to intern with the company. The company is very active in local communities and is very proud of their mining heritage.”
For 150 years, The Doe Run Company has provided high-paying, skilled jobs to thousands of Missourians, and demonstrated its commitment to Missouri through investment, innovation and integrity.
Operating some of the safest underground mines in the U.S., Doe Run supports:
- $1 billion annual economic impact in Missouri.
- $229 million in annual spending with Missouri vendors.
- 1,200 direct jobs and 3,300 indirect jobs.
- 1,000 vendors across 48 Missouri counties.
Doe Run is a vital part of many Missouri communities, and has helped support thousands of families for more than a century. But today's regulatory environment is threatening our future. Help to protect the 33,000 direct and indirect jobs supported by Missouri mining and domestic access to our natural resources, by signing up for more information and by sharing how Doe Run and the mining industry have provided for you, your family, your business or your community.
Doe Run employs 1,200 people and has a $1 billion annual economic impact in Missouri.
Doe Run is developing technologies to revolutionize the lead industry, reduce emissions and gain independence from imports.
Doe Run has invested $289 million in environmental improvements since 2010.
Wood Mackenzie’s Farid Ahmed, principle analyst lead markets, expects the lead market to rebound from its recent doldrums in the coming months. Read his interview with editor Mike Halls of Batteries International.
Manufacturing has greatly evolved in recent decades, yet perception of the industry has not kept pace. A recent study by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) shows parents have been steering their children away from manufacturing careers even though today’s manufacturing jobs are highly technical, workers make on average $77,000 a year and an estimated 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will become available in the next 10 years.
The Women’s Mining Coalition (WMC) completed their annual Fly-In for 2016. In three and a half days, participants spoke in over 200 meetings with the Senate and the House to advocate for the passage of multiple pieces of legislation, including Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S.2012). On April 19, 2016, S. 2012 was passed by the Senate, 85-12, with a group of WMC Fly-In participants witnessing the vote as guests of Senator Murkowski.
The United States Senate recently passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act, a bipartisan measure according to The Detroit News. This measure will respond to the rapidly transforming energy landscape by promoting renewable energy, improving the energy efficiency of buildings, speeding the export of domestically-produced natural gas and cutting pollution that contributes to greenhouse gases. The legislation also includes critical minerals provisions that streamline the minerals mine permitting process.
U.S. manufacturing should be primed for a resurgence, given the stable regulatory framework, flexible labor market, low energy costs and access to a large domestic market. But, years of offshoring manufacturing to cheaper countries may have permanently destroyed the U.S.’s ability to make certain products here according to Bloomberg View.
Global energy demand is projected to increase through 2040. According to the new Minerals Make Our Energy Future infographic from Minerals Make Life (an initiative of the National Mining Association), minerals are essential to the production of all energy sources – making the companies and employees that mine and process these minerals critical as well.
Manufacturing workers make up nine percent of the U.S. workforce, accounting for an estimated 18.5 million jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. The manufacturing sector demonstrates the highest multiplier effect on the economy, contributing $1.40 to the nation’s economy for every dollar spent.
A National Association of Manufacturers report shows the disproportionate impact of federal regulations on manufacturers. In 2014, manufacturing organizations of 100 or more employees paid $13,750 per employee per year in regulatory compliance costs.
2015 was the safest year on record for American miners, according to the official numbers issued by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.
A report by 24/7 Wall St. identified the Materials Recovery Facilities as #15 in the top 25 Thriving Industries in the U.S. based on employment growth from 2005. Employment in materials recovery facilities, like the Doe Run Resource Recycling Facility, has grown 74.3%, from 10,643 employees in 2005 to 18,546 in 2014.