Yearly Archives: 2011

Top of the List: Kansas City-area manufacturers

In this week’s edition, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the top manufacturers in the Kansas City area. This year’s list saw a lot of changes, including eight companies that didn’t appear on last year’s list. Among the top five companies on the list, there were 15,745 employees, up 675 from last year. Here’s No. 5: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies 2011 Rank: 5 2010 Rank: 5 Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies reported 2,500 local employees ... Read More

$12M development to be built next year in U. City

Construction is expected to begin early next year on a $12 million commercial development on University City's western edge, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The project will include a Walgreens and a 30,000-square-foot, three-story office building near Interstate 170 and Delmar Boulevard. An additional $20 million would be included if a nearby related development comes to fruition. ... Read More

Four Missouri cities named ‘Best Places to Live,’ Liberty ranks 7th

Drive a quick commute northeast from Kansas City and you’ll roll into Liberty, Mo., one of this year’s best places to live. CNNMoney released the list and puts the town, with ... Read More

ROHA to expand St. Louis plant

ROHA Food Colors is investing $5 million to expand its St. Louis facility to meet the growing demand for synthetic and natural colors in the United States and Canada. Construction at ... Read More

Missouri is a Top 10 Pro-Business State

Missouri is one of the top U.S. states for business, according to a new study. Missouri ranked No. 8 in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2011. This is ... Read More

Missouri envisions profit from pond scum as biodiesel source

Say “biofuel,” and most people think “ethanol.” But someday they might think “algae-diesel.” And if they do, Missouri is likely to have helped make it happen. The idea of turning algae, ... Read More

Gasket Engineering plans to expand, add 10 new jobs in Kansas City

Gasket Engineering plans to expand into a new Kansas City building and add 10 new jobs with help from a $1.3 million loan from the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. “Gasket Engineering ... Read More

Missouri among nine states to improve jobless rates in July

Missouri improved its unemployment rate in July, putting it among 9 states to do so. Missouri’s jobless rate shed 0.1 percentage point, landing at 8.7 percent in July. The state had 262,500 unemployed workers, down from 267,500 in June and from 286,700 in July 2010. ... Read More

RR Donnelly adding 105 jobs

RR Donnelly, a Chicago-based commercial printing company that manufactures books, manuals and publications, is expanding its operations in Owensville, Mo., and adding 105 new jobs. RR Donnelly employs about 340 workers at its Owensville plant, which is about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis. The company is making a capital investment of $6 million at the location. ... Read More

Welcome to “Silicon Prairie:” Kansas City an IT hot spot according to Wall Street Journal

Kansas City, straddling the Kansas and Missouri state line, is home to tech giants like Sprint Nextel Corp. and Cerner Corp., but its industry ranks have been swelling with smaller firms. ... Read More