Monthly Archives: May 2011

Takeda to buy Nycomed for $13.6 billion

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Japan's largest drugmaker, is buying privately held Swiss rival Nycomed for $13.6 billion, giving it access to a newly approved lung-disease drug, which is expected to be a major source of revenue growth. ... Read More

General Motors supplier Flex-N-Gate will add 300 jobs in Kansas City

General Motors supplier Flex-N-Gate will add 300 positions in Kansas City during the next five years, according to the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City. The Kansas City Business Journal first ... Read More

Ag equipment company moving to Missouri

An agriculture equipment company is relocating from Illinois to Missouri and bringing 92 jobs. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday that Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co. will move its headquarters and manufacturing ... Read More

Nestlé to Buy Diagnostics Firm

As part of its push into health care, Nestlé said on Tuesday that it had agreed to purchase Prometheus Laboratories, an American company specializing in gastrointestinal and cancer diagnostics. ... Read More

Missouri’s financial jobs growth earns No. 10 ranking

The banking industry appears to have regained some vigor during the past 10 years, with 21 states showing higher financial-sector employment. But the industry isn’t out of the woods 23 states ... Read More

KC lures Applebee’s headquarters

Applebee’s International is moving its headquarters and 390 jobs to Kansas City from Lenexa, the first big counterblow by Missouri in a cross-border business-poaching feud. Lured by a more than $12.6 ... Read More

Midwest power transmission project targets Kansas wind

A Houston company is in the early stages of planning one of the largest energy infrastructure projects the Midwest has seen in years – a $1.7 billion high-voltage transmission line connecting ... Read More

Olympic Steel opens distribution center in Kansas City

Olympic Steel Inc. is opening a 43,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Kansas City. The Cleveland, Ohio-based metals service company’s expansion into Kansas City will enable the company to be closer ... Read More