Yearly Archives: 2011

Boeing wins $35B Air Force tanker deal

Boeing has won the $35 billion contract for 179 Air Force tankers, capping a decade of maneuvering between the world’s two largest aircraft builders, as well as between the governments of ... Read More

Toyota’s Bodine to add jobs in Mo., Tenn.

Toyota said Friday that two of its Bodine Aluminum plants, in Missouri and Tennessee, would add 20 new jobs as part of an $8.4 million investment to support expanded production of ... Read More

Frontier Airlines adds service from Kansas City to Minneapolis, San Antonio

Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop flights between Kansas City and two new cities starting in June, the carrier announced Wednesday. Frontier, which has a hub at Kansas City International Airport (Code: MCI), will have 16 nonstop destinations from the airport with the additions of Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Antonio, which has no direct service from KCI. ... Read More

Manufacturing grows at fastest pace in almost 7 years

After steady growth in December and January, U.S. manufacturing expanded in February at the fastest pace since mid-2004, signaling that the factory sector continues to lead the economic recovery. Business activity ... Read More

Monsanto, Sapphire team on algae research

Monsanto Co. said Tuesday it entered into an agreement for a multi-year collaboration with Sapphire Energy Inc. to leverage Sapphire’s algae research to discover genes that could be applied to agriculture. ... Read More

Columbia gets second industrial ‘certified site’

Missouri Department of Economic Development Director David Kerr announced yesterday that the state designated a 107-acre tract of land in northeast Columbia as a “certified site,” which bills land as ready ... Read More

Emerson provides technology for data centers in India

Emerson Network Power announced it will deliver data center infrastrcture management solutions and cooling and power technologies to leading IT solutions and services provider Datacraft for six Internet data centers in ... Read More

ABB investment sharpens solar focus

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has agreed to buy a 35 percent stake in Novatec Solar (formerly Novatec Biosol), an innovative Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology company based ... Read More

Missouri ranks 6th for Long Haul Freight activity

INRIX has the nation’s largest data warehouse of sampled vehicle speeds, including the most extensive data related specifically to freight activity. In this Annual Scorecard, the subset of GPS vehicle probe ... Read More

S&P reaffirms Missouri’s AAA rating

Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed Missouri’s AAA credit rating, Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday. The rating was done in conjunction with Missouri undergoing re-funding of appropriation debt, which will result in ... Read More