Monthly Archives: February 2010

Norway’s Yara to buy Terra Industries for $4.1B

Norwegian fertilizer company Yara International ASA said Monday it has agreed to acquire U.S. competitor Terra Industries Inc. for $4.1 billion. Yara said it would pay $41.10 per share of Terra ... Read More

Mitsubishi Heavy may build U.S. wind turbine plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd said on Monday it is considering building a wind turbine plant in the United States, and will a make final decision after seeing how demand recovers. Mitsubishi ... Read More

Missouri ranks high in women doctoral graduates

Women comprised 47.0 percent of doctoral graduates at Missouri institutions in 2008, higher than the national average of 46.1 percent. Among border states, Missouri ranked third in having the highest percentage ... Read More

Missouri Department of Economic Development designates Springfield location as certified site

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that a Springfield location has been designated as the state’s second Certified Site. Chosen by DED’s Certified Site team, the site will ... Read More

Micron buys Numonyx for $1.27 billion

Micron Technology announced late Tuesday that it was acquiring Numonyx Holdings in an all-stock deal worth about $1.27 billion, a move that may help it challenge Samsung and Toshiba. Numonyx, formed ... Read More

Lithium batteries tapped for community storage

A smart-grid project in Ohio will test whether the electricity business will follow the history of computing, with storage moving from center to the edge of the network. Start-up International Battery ... Read More

LaBarge wins $1M missile warning system contract

LaBarge Inc. has landed contracts valued at $1 million from London-based BAE Systems to make circuit card assemblies for missile warning systems. LaBarge Inc. has landed contracts valued at $1 million ... Read More

Kraft expansion to bring jobs to Missouri

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce says Kraft Foods Inc. plans to invest $9 million in two new manufacturing lines in the Springfield area. The company says the investment will bring ... Read More

KMG Chemicals buys electronic chemicals unit

Specialty chemical maker KMG Chemicals Inc. will spend approximately $24.7 million to buy the electronic chemicals business of General Chemical Performance Products LLC. KMG said Friday the deal includes about $7 ... Read More

Kia to introduce hybrid to U.S. market in 2010

Kia announced on Feb. 10 its plans to introduce its first hybrid vehicle to the U.S. “It will be here before the end of the year and will be available to ... Read More