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.
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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.
Nearly 70 percent of respondents to the EHS Today 2015 National Safety Survey indicated their company now prioritizes safety over production and other business values. This implies a major shift from the first survey – 15 years ago – when safety was still viewed as a “program.”
Over the past six years, jobs have been returning to the U.S., according to Industry Week. Their report cites government incentives, a skilled workforce and proximity to customers as influencing factors. The Reshoring Initiative estimates that 265,000 jobs have returned since 2010. By advising companies looking to move offshore, the Reshoring Initiative hopes to attract companies to the U.S. who previously operated domestically but were driven elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.