Manufacturing


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

DFA Starts Work on New Headquarters

Dairy Farmers of America, the Kansas City region's largest private company as measured by annual revenues, marked the start of construction on its new Wyandotte County headquarters with a beam signing at Sporting Park. “As we experience continued growth, it’s more… more

Hunt Midwest Finds Partner to Drive Expansion of Business Park

Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development announced today that it had formed a strategic partnership with Chicago-based HSA Commercial Real Estate to bring new industrial tenants to Hunt Midwest Business Center's newly expanded 126-acre surface business park. Ora Reynolds, president and… more

Railcar Repair Service Picks Overland Park

GBW Railcar Services, an Oregon based company that provides freight care repair and other services, announced today that it will open an office in Overland Park, tapping into the Kansas City region's growing logistics sector. A joint venture between Pittsburg-based Watco… more