Manufacturing

Wash U solar energy research center gets millions in federal funding

A Washington University-based research center seeking better ways to collect and use solar energy has received $14.4 million in federal funding. The Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), which is led by ... Read More

Urban Chestnut, Civil Life harness solar power

Both The Civil Life and Urban Chestnut breweries have recently installed solar panels to help them reduce their carbon footprints. The St. Louis company that designed those systems will lead a ... Read More

Pettis County gains new renewable energy plant and 23 new jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that BioStar Systems has selected Pettis County as the location of its new biogas production facility. DED officials joined company leadership and ... Read More

Missouri Recognized for Clean Energy Jobs

Missouri has ranked fourth in the number of clean jobs in the first quarter of 2014. The state was recognized by the Environmental Entrepreneurs Group or E2, which is a nonprofit ... Read More

Gov. Nixon helps cut ribbon at global auto supplier’s Missouri facility

Gov. Jay Nixon today joined Kansas City Mayor Sly James, the Spanish Ambassador to America, Ramón Gil-Casares Satrústegui, and community leaders to cut the ribbon on Grupo Antolin’s new manufacturing facility ... Read More

Unilever plans $99M expansion, will hire 70 at Independence plant

Unilever plans to invest $99 million in an expansion project at its facility in Independence, creating 70 new full-time jobs. Unilever is a global consumer goods company that manufactures products for ... Read More

Ford Transit vans start rolling off line in KC

Ford Motor Co. drove its first Transit van off the line Wednesday at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo. The Kansas City Assembly Plant underwent a $1.1 billion investment by ... Read More

Washington University makes major solar commitment

Washington University in St. Louis is moving forward with a bold and impactful plan to increase solar output on all campuses by 1,150 percent over current levels by this fall. The ... Read More

Aviation industry leader plans to create more than 500 new jobs in Missouri

One of North America’s largest third-party transport aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul providers is opening a 607,000 square foot facility in Kansas City, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. Aviation Technical Services’ ... Read More

KC Assembly Plant plays huge role in Ford’s 2014 growth plan

Ford Motor Co. announced that next year it will launch 23 new vehicles, open three manufacturing facilities around the globe and add more than 5,000 new jobs in the United States. ... Read More