Manufacturing


Survey Cites the Effect of Cash Flow on Business Growth

It may sound obvious but apparently, businesses around the world would be in better shape if everybody paid their bills on time. According to Colin Sharp, senior vice president at a company called C2FO, “There is a significant opportunity for… more

Federal Reserve “Beige Book” Reports on the Kansas City District

According to the Federal Reserve Bank, activity in the Fed’s Tenth District—Kansas City— was largely flat in recent months, though expectations remained mostly positive. That assessment is from the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, a report produced eight times a year… more

Missouri Flexes Manufacturing Muscle

     A new report from the Brookings Institution ranks Missouri No. 6 nationwide for annual job growth in advanced manufacturing, Gov. Jay Nixon's office announced this morning. The Brookings analysis is based on recent jobs reports that showed the durable… more

Orange EV trucks OK’d for California vouchers

Riverside, Mo.-based Orange EV, a maker of “pure electric” terminal trucks, says it’s the first in its industry to win approval for California incentive vouchers of $95,000 per Class 8 Electric Truck. California fleets can save at least $95,000 per… more

Garmin sets $200 million Olathe expansion

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the groundbreaking on a $200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kan., campus. The campus expansion is designed to position the technology company as a leading innovator well… more

Boulevard exec to lead parent company

Boulevard Brewing Co. executive Jeff Krum has been named to head Duvel Moortgat USA, the parent company of Boulevard and York-based Brewery Ommegang. Former President Simon Thorpe will say on as an adviser through the end of this month. [caption… more

Missouri Exports Up 6 Percent Over Last Year

Missouri’s exports through the second quarter of 2016 totaled $7.19 billion, according to the latest figures from WISER Export Trade data, an increase of 6 percent from the second quarter in 2015. The Transportation Equipment Sector topped exports at just… more

D.H. Pace Adds Carolina Company to Its Stable

     Olathe-based D.H. Pace Co., maker of commercial and residential overhead doors and entryways, announced today that it had acquired Wade Door Services of Charlotte, N.C., and was moving that operation to the nearby suburb of Pineville, NC.     D.H. Pace… more

Garmin Expansion to Double Olathe Work Force

A proposed 700,000-square-foot expansion that would double the work force at the headquarters of Garmin is on the agenda tonight for the Olathe Planning Commission. If approved, the facility would be built on the  northwest corner of 151st Street and… more

Menard’s Will Build Distribution Site in Southeast Missouri

Menard's, the Wisconsin-based hardware and home improvement chain, announced today that it would build a 185,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Sullivan, Mo., about an hour southwest of St. Louis. Work on the $29.1 million facility is expected to start this month, and the site will generate nearly… more