Dial Corp. Expansion Of Renuzit Brand Is Good News For North Riverfront Business Corridor

Dial Corp - North Riverfront, St. Louis, MO
{Dial Corp.'s North Riverfront operations in the City of St. Louis}

According to a source in the construction industry Dial Corporation’sNorth Riverfront Business Corridor (NRBC) facility is submitting a capital improvement budget of $16 million for 2012, up from the typical $3 million to $6 million annual budget. The source further stated that Dial Corp., a personal-care and household-cleaning products manufacturer, is planning to expand their popular Renuzit brand of air freshener.
Attempts to reach Dial Corp. plant engineer Steve Guenin and Renuzit project production manager Russ Kuttenkuler for comment were unsuccessful Monday.
This should be received as a good sign for city officials who had been concerned about the growth and development of the NRBC which is a roughly 3,000 acre stretch along seven miles of riverfront in north St. Louis. The NRBC is home to more than 500 businesses that employ more than 10,000 people. These business include Dial Corp., healthcare products provider Covidien, and longtime St. Louis company Gunther Salt.
Covidien, according to the source, plans to move their research and development from the NRBC to its Hazelwood based pharmaceuticals segment or build a new facility. The company will then convert the vacated space in the NRBC to manufacturing.