Monthly Archives: May 2012

Work on Missouri Innovation Park nears a breakthrough

Construction on the Missouri Innovation Park in Blue Springs could begin in the fall, The Independence Examiner reports. Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross said Thursday that he hoped work would begin on building the project this fall, with the park opening in early 2014. The Missouri Innovation Park is a venture with the University of Missouri that is meant to attract health, energy and nanotechnology companies. ... Read More

Ten Missouri Companies Included in 2012 Fortune 500

The top-ranked Missouri company, Express Scripts, fell five places to 60th, but should vault much higher next year when its acquisition of Medco Health Services will be included. ... Read More

Ten Missouri Companies Included in 2012 Fortune 500

The top-ranked Missouri company, Express Scripts, fell five places to 60th, but should vault much higher next year when its acquisition of Medco Health Services will be included. The state has ... Read More

Six Missouri Schools Named National Schools of Character

The Character Education Partnership (CEP) has named 6 Missouri schools as 2012 National Schools of Character (NSOC): Ellisville Elementary, Trautwein Accelerated Elementary (St. Louis), Ross Elementary (St. Louis), Brentwood Middle School, ... Read More

Burns & McDonnell teams up on nuclear reactor effort

Burns & McDonnell is helping pursue federal dollars to go toward building small nuclear reactors in Missouri, The Kansas City Star reports. The Kansas City engineering firm, which will help design ... Read More

Ralcorp acquires Petri Baking Products

Ralcorp Holdings Inc. officials said today that it has completed an acquisition of Petri Baking Products Inc., a producer of private-brand soft-style and crunchy cookies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Petri Baking Products is based in Silver Creek, N.Y., and it employs more than 240 people. St. Louis-based food company Ralcorp Holdings (NYSE: RAH), led by President and CEO Kevin Hunt, reported fiscal 2011 sales of $4.7 billion. ... Read More

Monsanto to buy Precision Planting in $250 million deal

Monsanto Co. said today that it has agreed to buy Precision Planting Inc., a planting technology developer, in a deal worth up to $250 million. Tremont, Ill.-based Precision Planting develops software, ... Read More

Washington University receives $3 million to design cancer-killing viruses

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a single virus equipped to find, image and ... Read More

Missouri home to 14 of America’s Best High Schools

Fourteen Missouri schools were included in the Daily Beast’s list of America’s Best High Schools for 2012. The list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 ... Read More

U.S. News and World Report awards gold medals to 4 Missouri high schools

U.S. News & World Report announced last week that four Missouri schools ranked among the best high schools in the nation based on academic proficiency standards and college preparation. The nationally ... Read More

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