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Baldwin Filters Plans Expansion

KEARNEY, Neb., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 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," said 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," said 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," said 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.

Baldwin Filters, a CLARCOR company, produces over 6,000 lube, air, fuel, hydraulic, coolant and transmission filtration products for most applications, and can be purchased from distributors worldwide. For information about Baldwin products and employment opportunities, visit our website at www.baldwinfilter.com.

Media Contact: Jean Seitz Baldwin Filters, 3082339462, jseitz@baldwinfilter.com

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