Yearly Archives: 2010

U.S. Manufacturing posts unexpected growth

Beating most analysts’ expectations, manufacturing in the U.S. grew for the 13th month in a row. The Institute of Supply Management said its manufacturing index rose to 56.3 points, from 55.5 ... Read More

Frito-Lay will buy 176 Smith Electric Vehicles delivery trucks

Frito-Lay North America is betting big on Smith Electric Vehicles U.S., planning to deploy 176 of the company’s all-electric delivery trucks during the next year. The company, a division of PepsiCo ... Read More

Unilever Invests in Algae

As food and consumer-goods companies face problems obtaining the key ingredient palm oil without damaging the environment, Unilever is betting on a promising low-life alternative: algae. More ... Read More

3M Continues Deal Spree, Buying Arizant

3M said Thursday that it had agreed to buy Arizant, which provides ways to warm patients to prevent hypothermia, for $810 million in cash. More ... Read More

Ford brings jobs in-house, including 200 in Kansas City

Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it is on pace to bring about 1,975 jobs in-house by 2012, including more than 200 jobs at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, ... Read More

U.S. Highway 71 in Missouri will get $65M interstate upgrade

Driving from Kansas City to Joplin, Mo., down U.S. Highway 71 is going to get much faster. More ... Read More

Missouri is one of the Top Ten Pro-Business States

Missouri ranks 10th in the just-released Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2010. Brent Pollina, Vice President of Park Ridge, Illinois-based Pollina Corporate Real Estate and author of this year’s ... Read More

Esco buys aerospace supplier Crissair

Esco Technologies Inc. said Wednesday it acquired Crissair Inc., a maker of hydraulic, fuel and pneumatic system components for the aerospace industry, for an undisclosed sum.Read More… ... Read More

$7.3M in Mo. incentives attract 500 Expedia jobs

The state of Missouri awarded online travel firm Expedia an incentive package worth more than $7.3 million to help cement the Bellevue, Wash.-based company’s planned expansion in Springfield, Mo., and the ... Read More

Phycal wins $24.2M for algae fuel research

Phycal LLC, which has an algae biotechnology laboratory at the BioResearch and Development Growth Park (BRDG) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, has won a $24.2 million federal research grant. ... Read More